Almost half a million smoke alarms are being recalled because of an issue that compromises the alarm's ability to detect smoke. If the yellow cap is there, the consumer should contact Kidde for a free replacement.
The model and date are located on the back of the alarm. There have been no reports of injuries as a result.
A yellow plastic tab may prevent the smoke detector's sensor from working.More news: Kremlin Condemns UK Ambassador's Decision to Skip Spy Briefing
Those with these affected smoke alarms to urged to remove them and visually inspect them for the presence of the aforementioned yellow cap.
The recalled alarms were purchased at Walmart, Menards and Home Depot and also sold online at Amazon, ShopKidde.com and other websites from September 2016 through January 2018.
Kidde also said that if there is no yellow cap present, consumers have nothing to worry about.
No smoke alarms installed by Sioux City Fire Rescue are involved with the recall.More news: Focus on poor, backward: PM Narendra Modi to BJP MPs
A fatal fire on Front Street in North Bay last night, Wednesday, March 21, has North Bay Fire and Emergency Services warning the public about proper mounting of smoke alarms. Or go to kidde.com, where you'll find detailed instructions for how to identify the recalled models.
The alarms involved are dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization), models PI2010 and PI9010.
About 452,000 Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms sold in the US and another 40,000 sold in Canada may be defective, the warning states.More news: Verition Fund Management LLC Decreases Position in NVIDIA Co. (NVDA)