UPDATE: Wilton Fire Department Alerts Residents to Recalled Kidde Smoke Detectors
The Wilton Fire Department is urging residents to check their smoke detectors for a recall alert. The smoke detector manufacturer Kidde has recalled some models of their smoke detectors, due to a possible risk of failure.
UPDATE: Wilton Firefighters have corrected their information, noting that no smoke detectors distributed by the WFD are on the recall list. But they have said that if residents have any questions or concerns about their detectors, please call the fire department or stop by. The Office of the Wilton Fire Marshal is available to answer questions or provide information Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at 203.834.6246.
The product is a “Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms” with model numbers PI2010 and PI9010. According to a Consumer Product Safety Commission alert, “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.”
The CPSC is suggesting consumers with the affected models replace them.
For more information, consumers can also call Kidde toll free at 833.551.7739 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ET Monday-Friday, and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; or visit the Kidde website.