Kidde recalls close to 500,000 smoke detectors

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(Consumer Product Safety Commision)

A recall alert for Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms has been issued because of a risk of failure to detect smoke. 

A yellow cap left on during manufacturing can possibly cover one of the smoke sensors, which can cause the alarm to not detect smoke, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

Close to 500,000 units were sold in the United States and Canada at Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other department/home/hardware stores. The units were also sold online at Amazon, ShopKidde and other websites.

The models included in the recall are PI2010 and PI9010. They were sold between September 2016 and January 2018.

According to CPSC, there has been one report of the yellow protective cap being on the alarm. There have been no reports of injuries as a result. 

Consumers are asked to inspect the opening on the side of the alarm to look for a yellow cap. If one is present, consumers are told to call Kidde for instructions at 833-551-7739. 

For more information on the recall go here.