Health Canada has recalled two models (PI2010CA and PI9010CA) of Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms manufactured between September 10, 2016 and October 13, 2017. These units have a pill shaped design on the front and on these units a yellow cap can cover one of the two smoke sensors, which compromises the smoke alarms’ ability to detect smoke. No incidents have been reported using these detectors. In order to identify affected units, Health Canada advises:
- Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect.
- Consumers should check the brand name and look for the unique design of the PI2010CA and PI9010CA smoke alarm.
- Consumers should then locate the locking tab on the back of the alarm, turn the alarm on its side and look at the opening closest to the locking tab.
- If a yellow cap can be seen in the opening the unit is affected and must be replaced. Consumers should not attempt to take apart the alarm, open the casing, or otherwise remove the yellow cap themselves.
- If no yellow cap is present, consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.
Units can be identified via the following diagrams:
Any questions about this recall should be directed to Kidde toll-free at 1-833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m., or online.