What's the Problem?
This recall affects two models and two date codes of Universal Security Instruments 2-in-1 Photoelectric Smoke & Fire + Carbon Monoxide alarms, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission .
Model MPC322S has 10-year sealed batteries and a manufacturing date code of 2017JUN09. Model MPC122S is a hardwired alarm with 10-year sealed battery backup and a manufacturing date code of 2017JUN02.
"The alarms can fail to alert consumers to the presence of a hazardous level of carbon monoxide, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or death," CPSC said. "Universal Security Instruments has received two reports of units that failed to alarm for the presence of carbon monoxide within the specified time requirement."
The brand name “UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS, INC.” or “USI ELECTRIC” is printed on the front of the recalled alarms above “Photoelectric Smoke & Fire + Carbon Monoxide Alarm.” The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarms.
The recalled smoke alarms were sold online and at electrical distributors nationwide from June 2017 through December 2019 for between $50 and $80.
If you purchased a smoke alarm that is affected by this recall, you should immediately contact Universal Security Instruments for a free replacement alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.
This recall began on March 31, 2022.
The CPSC Recall Number for this item is 22-111.
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