Combination smoke/CO alarms recalled due to failure

Photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

(WTNH) — Check your smoke/carbon monoxide alarms! Kidde NightHawk has recalled about 3.5 million combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the alarms with the model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010 are involved in the recall.

The issue is that once the alarm reaches its seven year end of life, it may not chirp, even if the batteries have been replaced, leading homeowners to think it is still working. This may not alert consumers if there is a fire or CO in the home.

Kidde has received eight reported incidents with the recalled alarms, none of which resulted in injuries.

If you have this alarm, you should stop using it immediately and contact Kidde for a free replacement or a discount on a new alarm. To contact Kidde, call 855-239-0490 or visit the website.

Photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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