FREDERICTON (GNB) – A recall has been issued for some Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms.

The recall targets two models, PI2010CA and PI9010CA, manufactured between Sept. 10, 2016, and Oct. 13, 2017. The model number and date code are on the backs of the devices. The affected units have a pill-shaped design on the front and a yellow cap visible through the opening on the side of the alarm. About 40,000 of the affected products were sold in Canada from Nov. 1, 2016, to Jan. 25, 2018.

People are advised to follow these steps to determine if an alarm is part of the recall:

  1. Remove the alarm from the wall or ceiling and visually inspect it.
  2. Check the brand name and look for the unique design of the PI2010CA and PI9010CA smoke alarm.
  3. Locate the locking tab on the back of the alarm, turn the alarm on its side and look at the opening closest to the locking tab.
  4. If a yellow cap can be seen in the opening, the unit is part of the recall and must be replaced. Do not take apart the alarm, open the casing or remove the yellow cap.
  5. If no yellow cap is present, reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.

Consumers are advised to contact Kidde to request a free replacement if their smoke alarm contains the yellow cap. Consumers should remove and discard a recalled smoke alarm only after receiving and installing a replacement alarm.

Consumers may contact Kidde toll-free at 1-833-551-7739 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ADT Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m., or online.

Additional information about this recall is available online.