Fire Alarm Recall (March 2018)


Kidde Recalls Smoke Alarms For Risk of Failure to Alert of Fire (March 2018)


Inspect your fire alarms! Nearly half a million smoke alarms nationwide are being recalled due to a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on Wednesday, March 22. Kiddie dual-sensor smoke alarms, Models PI2010 and PI9010 are being recalled. The issue is a defective cap possibly left on the smoke alarm during the manufacturing process that may cover one of two sensors, compromising its ability to detect smoke.


Name of product:
Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010

A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.

Replace. Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap.

Recall date:
March 21, 2018

Consumer Contact:

If your unit is affected, please continue and register for a replacement.


Kidde toll-free at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or online at and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.


To review the full CPSC press release, click here.