1.2 Million Kidde Smoke Alarms Recalled
Thank heavens this is not a big danger & no one was hurt. There is a glitch in the firmware that that only happens in a highly unlikely situation. You should still get your smoke alarms replaced. They have a nice webpage at kiddesummary that will explain it and take you to getting replacements or you can call the recall center at one – 844 – 553 – 9011.
The problem in the firmware only affects the unit when it's doing a self test and the house power fails. The unit seems to lock out and not properly since for smoke and possibly carbon monoxide. Then when the power to the house is restored the unit sounds an alarm for no reason. Having this all happened is highly unlikely but nevertheless replacing the alarm is the best thing to do.
Recalled Units Identification
Kidde house & battery Powered Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms, models KN-COSM-IBA, i12010SCO and i12010S. They are sold under the following SKU number and description.
21006377 & 21008495 AC/DC Combination Smoke and CO Alarm with a frontload battery, KN-COSM-IBA sold in a plastic clamshell or a box
21010408 AC/DC Combination Smoke and CO Alarm with 10-Year Back-Up Battery, i12010SCO sold in a box
21010407 AC/DC Smoke Alarm with 10-Year Back-Up Battery, i12010S sold in a box
Dates of the Recalled Units
All smoke alarms manufactured after May 13, 2014 have had firmware updates and are not part of the recall. The starting dates vary by the model.
October 22, 2013 through May 13, 2014 are the dates for the recalled units with frontload batteries, model number KN-COS-IBA.
December 30, 2013 through may 13th 2014 are the dates for the 10 year battery combination smoke CO, model number i12010SCO.
December 18, 2013 through May 13, 2014 for the 10 year battery smoke only, model number i12010S.
Images of Recalled Smoke Alarms