ON JULY 9 THE U. S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION announced that Kidde has issued a recall of one of their models of smoke detectors.
The Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. of Mebane, N.C., has initiated a voluntary recall of 94,000 units of their PI2000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms. : The firm has received two reported incidents of smoke alarm malfunctions involving electrostatic discharge during installation. No injuries have been reported. An electrostatic discharge can damage the unit causing it to malfunction and not sound the alarm when a fire occurs.
The Chinese-made device was sold through all common retailers nationwide and was manufactured from August 2008 through May 2009.

For additional information, contact Kidde toll-free at (877) 524-2086 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firmís Web site at Kidde Residential Home
Hat tip to Harry H.

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