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Posted on: October 1, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Kiddie Smoke Detector Recall

Watertown Fire Rescue would like to alert the community that the manufacturer Kidde has recalled some of their residential smoke alarms.

In conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kidde announced a voluntary recall to replace certain Kidde AC/DC smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The City of Watertown says Kidde notified retail customers with instructions to post a copy of the safety notice in stores that sold these alarms. This replacement program was initiated because the units may not perform as designed following a power outage. If a power outage occurs at the same second that a unit is performing a sensor health check, the units may go into a “latched” mode, causing them not to alert to the presence of smoke.

Questions should be directed to Kidde representatives at 844-553-9011 or view the below link

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