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Over 1 million smoke & carbon monoxide alarms recalled

WDJT --  More than one million Kidde smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are being recalled after a glitch has been discovered where a power outage may cause the alarms to malfunction. The alarms in this recall were sold at Home Depot, Menards and Amazon.com.


According to Walter Kidde Portable Equipment inc., the recalled alarms may not work following a power outage if the alarm is performing a sensor health check. If the outage happens when the alarm is performing a sensor health check, the alarm will not sound in the presence of smoke or carbon monoxide until power to the alarm is completely removed.


This recall involves:



  • Smoke Alarm Model # i12010S manufactured between Dec. 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014.

  • Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Combo Alarm Model # i12010SCO manufactured between Dec. 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014.

  • Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Combo Alarm Model # KN-COSM-IBA manufactured between Oct. 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014.


Kidde says this glitch was discovered during an internal quality check. No incidents involving the recalled alarms have been reported.

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