Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms 

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management advises that, on September 11, 2014, a joint notice by Kidde, Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission was issued announcing that Kidde was recalling residential smoke alarms and combination smoke/CO alarms, models KN-COSM- IBACA, i12010S-CO-CA and i12010S-CA.

In the event a power outage should occur at the same time as the device is performing a once-per-minute sensor health check, the device may go into a “latched” mode, causing it to not sound in the presence of smoke and/or carbon monoxide. If the alarm is part of an interconnected system, it will sound an alarm if it receives a signal from an alarm in the same interconnected system. Once power is restored, a latched device will sound an alarm even if smoke or carbon monoxide is not present.

Products affected by this recall are the following:

Description Model Number Kidde Part Number UPC Code Manufacture Date
AC/DC combination alarm, 120V, with front load battery backup KN-COSM- IBACA 900-0119 0-47871- 00119-4 Nov 19, 2013 –
May 13, 2014
AC/DC combination alarm, 120V, with 10-year sealed battery backup i12010S- CO-CA i12010S- CO-CA 0-47871- 10607-3 March 14, 2014 -
May 13, 2014
AC/DC smoke alarm, 120V,
with 10-year sealed battery backup
i12010S-CA i12010S-CA 0-47871- 10608-0 March 11, 2014 -
May 13, 2014

These alarms are white, round, and approximately 12.7 to 15.2 cm (5 to 6 inches) in diameter, with an engraved Kidde logo on the front. They are AC/DC powered and capable of hardwired interconnect.

Labels indicating the model number and date of manufacture are located on the back of the device. The date of manufacture consists of the year, month and day of manufacture, presented in the YYYY MMM DD format.

The number of affected units is approximately 112,000 in Canada and another 670,000 in the United States; they were sold between January and May of this year. There have been no reports of consumer incidents or injuries.

Further details are also available in the joint notice posted on the Health Canada Web site and on the Kidde Web site.

For more information about the recall or a free replacement smoke alarm or combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, please contact Kidde Canada by calling toll-free at 1-888-784-2323 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone), Monday through Friday. Consumers should not take affected alarms out of service until they receive a replacement.