Monday, November 28, 2016 6:30 pm ·  0 Comments
By Gisele Shaw
The Oakville Fire department is advising residents of a recent smoke and carbon monoxide detector recall.
The recall is for the Kidde residential talking combo smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, model NightHawk KN-COSM-IBCA and KN-COSM-ICA. Only alarms manufactured between June 1, 2004 and March 2011 are included in the recall.
The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life if the batteries are replaced or, for the model without a battery backup, if power is removed and then restored to the alarm. This could lead consumers to believe it is still working when it is not, posing a safety risk when it does not alert them to a fire or carbon monoxide incident in their home.
Neither Health Canada nor Kidde has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product. In the United States, Kidde has received eight reports of incidents with no reported injuries.
If you have a Kiddie talking combination smoke and CO alarm that is an AC/DC powered-device, check the model number and manufacture dates on the back of the alarm. If it is a recalled model, contact Kidde Canada toll-free at 1-888-784-2323 between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday regarding a free replacement smoke or combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. Do not take the alarm out of service until they receive a replacement.
For more information, visit Health Canada.