The Consumer Products Safety Commission is announcing the recall of Kidde Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms.
More than 450,000 are being recalled because of a manufacturing defect. 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 recalled product was sold at Menards, Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide.
The company says they were also sold online at Amazon.com, ShopKidde.com and other websites from September 2016 through January 2018 for between $20 and $40.
CPSC urges consumers to inspect the yellow cap found on the opening on the side. If no yellow cap is present, consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm. No further action is needed.
If you have one, you can take it back for a free replacement.