Smoke Alarm Recall
Now there is a recall every homeowner needs to hear about because your house could catch fire like that -- but your smoke detector may not alert you. Three different models of smoke alarms are affected by this. They are listed below: -Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014 -Kidde combination smoke/CO alarm i12010SCO with manufacture dates between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014 -Kidde combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014. These three models were recalled for failing to alert people about a fire or carbon monoxide after a power outage. If you have one of these, Kidde will replace it for free. Even if your alarm isn't part of the recall, the Danville Fire Department urges everyone to test their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly. With families pulling out the space heaters and Christmas decorations, Fire Marshal Shelby Irving says they see a lot of electrical fires this time of year. "It's important to maintain your smoke alarm monthly, Irving said. "Check the batteries, if you're in a dusty area make sure you vacuum them out and continue to test and watch your smoke alarms all the time."
For the full release on the Kidde recall, click here.