Elkhart Fire Department is asking residents to check smoke alarms following recall

ELKHART, Ind. -- The Elkhart Fire Department is asking residents to check their smoke alarms following a recall on the brand Kidde.

The U.S Consumer Protection Safety Commission found that some Kidde dual sensor smoke detectors have been recalled due to possible failure, putting consumers at risk in the event of a fire.

The recall includes models PI9010 and PI2010 of the Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms.

Elkhart Fire Chief Chad Carey says, “Smoke detectors have been protecting homes for over four decades, saving thousands of lives each year. Their proven reliability provides a cost-effective measure for increasing the safety of each home. It is a simple product that provides early detection, allowing enough time for occupants to evacuate when necessary. Having a working smoke detector often makes the difference between life and death.”

Visit the company's website to see if your smoke alarm is one of the models in the recall.  

Anyone in need of assistance in checking their smoke alarms may contact the Elkhart Fire Department at 574-293-8931.

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