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Kidde recalls combination smoke & carbon monoxide alarms

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 16:12:07-05
Kidde has recalled 3.6 million NightHawk combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
 
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the alarm can fail to chirp leading consumers to believe it is still working.
 
This recall involves Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO alarm with model number KN-COSM-IB. 
It was manufactured between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010. 
 
The alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric power. The unit has a compartment on the back for the installation of a replaceable 9V backup battery. 
 
The alarm is white, round and measures about 5 to 6 inches in diameter. 
 
“Kidde” is engraved on the front of the alarm.
 
“Kidde,” the model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the back on the alarm.
 
 
So far, Kidde has received eight complaints, but no injuries have been reported.
 
The alarms were sold at electrical distributors and home centers nationwide and on amazon.com from June 2004 through December 2010 for between $40 and $65.
 
An additional 1.5 million alarms were sold in Canada.