Check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms today.
Kidde has issued a voluntary recall on 1.5 million Kidde Pl2000 Duel Sensor Smoke Alarms. An electro static discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn of fire. The firm has received two incidents of unit malfunctions involving static electric discharge during installation, but no injuries have been reported due to related incidents.
Cochrane Fire Services, Lieutenant Jeff Avery, says there is no need to panic, but residents should check if their alarms are part of the recall. The alarms with date codes between January 1, 2009 to May 4, 2009 are included in the recall. Replacement alarms can be found in retail and hardware stores across Canada.
"If you have a Kidde smoke/carbon monoxide combination alarm, take it back to where you bought it from and they will replace it for you."
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