The smoke alarms were sold from September 2016 through January 2018 for between 20 and 40 dollars at Walmart, Home Depot, Menards, and other home and hardware stores as well as Amazon.com and other websites.
According to the CPSC, anyone with a Kidde smoke alarm should remove their alarm from the ceiling or wall and look for a yellow cap on the inside of the alarm (see photo above).
Kidde is recalling its dual-sensor smoke alarm due to a high risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.
The PI2010 model is AC-powered and the PI9010 is battery-powered. 10 through 2017 October 13, the recall states.
If the yellow cap is not present, the smoke alarm is safe to reinstall and continue to use without restriction.
Many local fire departments offer free smoke alarm installation and home safety inspections.
About 452,000 units were sold in the USA and another 40,000 were sold in Canada. If no yellow cap is present, the alarm can be reinstalled, according to the company.
Kidde received one report of the cap being present on an alarm before it was installed.
No injuries have been reported.
Consumers can contact Kidde at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.