Smoke Detectors Recalled As They May Not Detect Smoke


Nearly 500,000 smoke detectors that might not be able to detect smoke are being recalled by a company based in North Carolina.

The News & Observer reports the company Kidde has issued a recall for models PI2010 and PI9010 due to a manufacturer defect. These models were sold nationwide and online from September 2016 through this January for $20 to $40. Model numbers can be found on the back of the units.

Kidde also recalled 38 million fire extinguishers last year. They had a design flaw that could have prevented them from working and parts of the extinguisher could detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

Those with affected smoke alarms can register for replacements by calling 833-551-7739 or visiting .



  1. A quicker way to check is to go to, the company’s main webpage. On the left side near the top is a box labeled “Product Safety Recalls” which lets you select the type of product and your country. It gives very plain information, including pictures of all the different models and shows which one has been recalled. It also gives directions for getting a bad alarm replaced. I had to do this with a fire extinguisher last year, and they were very prompt in sending the replacement.

    It’s quite simple, and I was very relieved to find out that mine is OK. 🙂