About 94,000 Kidde Model PI2000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms have been recalled by their manufacturer: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C. An electrostatic discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn consumers of a fire. According to the manufacturer, it has received two reports of smoke alarm malfunctions involving electrostatic discharge during installation. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms model PI2000. The alarms can be identified by two buttons, “HUSH” and “PUSH AND HOLD TO TEST WEEKLY,” which are located on the front/center of the alarm.
The model number and date code are on the back of the smoke alarm. Only date codes 2008 Aug 01 through 2009 May 04 are included in this recall. Consumers should contact Kidde immediately to receive a free replacement smoke alarm. For additional information, contact Kidde toll-free at (877) 524-2086 or visit the company’s Web site at www.kidde.com.
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