RECALL ALERT: Health Canada recalls 40,000 smoke alarms that may not detect smoke. This recall involves two Kidde dual-sensor models: models: P12010CA and P19010CA. The alarms were sold in Canada between November 2016 and January 2018.
THE ISSUE: The models have a yellow cap over one of the two smoke sensors, which means the product might not be able to detect smoke.
HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE A FAULTY ONE: The affected models have a yellow cap visible through the opening on the side of the alarm and a pill-shaped design feature on the front of the alarm. Consumers should check the brand, look for the model number and the design. The product will have to be detached from the wall or ceiling in order to be inspected.
I HAVE A FAULTY ALARM: Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement smoke alarm. They should remove and discard the affected smoke alarm only after they receive and install the replacement alarm.
Consumers may contact 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.
IMPORTANT LINKS: Check out the recall alert issued by Health Canada.