Kidde Recall of Smoke Alarm and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide
The recalled alarms are "Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms," with model numbers 2040, 2050 and 2060 and 2070 Model numbers can be found on the back of the alarms. The affected units were manufactured between May 15, 2019 and September 25, 2020 and sold primarily at Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon and Menards. Click here for more information.
Lithonia Lighting Recalls Emergency Lights Due to Fire Hazard
Lithonia Lighting has recalled the Quantum ELM and ELM2 two-light fixture due to overheating of the circuit board that can cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items. The recall date was May 28, 2014.
Smoke and CO Alarms sold on E-Commerce Sites - September 2019 Alert
Leading fire organizations and consumer advocacy groups, such as Consumer Reports, encourage the use of products that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory. It has been noted that a number of smoke and CO alarms being sold on these e-commerce sites have not, according to research, been tested by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories such as UL or ETL to the ANSI/UL 217 or 2034 standards. When they have not been tested and certified by a third-party verification, it creates a potentially deadly scenario. These alarms may NOT detect the presence of fire, sound an alarm or operate within the required timeframe. Click to see a Compilation of Unlisted Smoke Alarms Available on Amazon as of 8/14/19.
Fire Extinguisher Recall - November 2, 2017
Kidde has recalled fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to failure to discharge and nozzle detachment.
Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency.