What’s the Problem?
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) , this recall affects:
- Kidde Smoke Detector Model 2040-DSR
- Kidde Smoke Detector Model 2050-DS10
- Kidde Smoke Detector Model 2060-ASR
- Kidde Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector Model 2070-VDSCR
- Kidde Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector Model 2070-VASCR
- Kidde Smoke Detector Model 2070-VDSR
- Kidde Smoke Detector Model 2070-VASR
“The smoke alarm and the combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarm can fail to alert consumers to a fire,” CPSC said.
Only Kidde alarms with the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front of the alarm are affected by the recall. The model number is printed on the back of the alarm.
The recalled Kidde Smoke Alarms are sold online and at Walmart, Home Depot, Menards and other department, home and hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide from May 2019 through September 2020 for between $10 and $70.
If you purchased a smoke alarm that is affected by this recall, you should contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.
This recall began on May 6, 2022.
Kidde issued another recall for 452,000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms  in March 2018 over concerns that a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover 1 of the 2 smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.
The company also recalled 38 million Kidde fire extinguishers in November 2017 after the devices were linked to nearly 400 reports of nozzles detaching use, which resulted in 1 death, 16 injuries and 91 property damage claims.
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Do I Have a Kidde Smoke Alarm Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Kidde Smoke Alarm Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was harmed by a recalled Kidde Smoke Alarm, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.