Local fire departments are getting the word out about a recall on 40,000 Kidde smoke detectors, by Health Canada.
Two dual-sensor models manufactured by the company between September 2016 and October 2017 are included in the recall, because a yellow, pill-shaped cap over one of the sensors, may prevent the unit from detecting smoke.
The affected units have model numbers of PI2010CA and PI90-0CA and were sold between November 2016 and January 2018.
There’s no way to tell exactly where the units were sold, so home owners should check their smoke detectors individually and contact the company if their units fall under the recall.
Consumers may contact Kidde toll-free at 1-833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m., or online.