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Old 07-13-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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I just got this from our local inspection department

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms; Can Fail to Warn of a Fire
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Kidde Model PI2000 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms

Units: About 94,000

Manufacturer: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C.

Hazard: An electrostatic discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn consumers of a fire.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reported incidents of smoke alarm malfunctions involving electrostatic discharge during installation. No injuries have been reported.

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It's "Kidde" not "Kiddie".
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It's "Kidde" not "Kiddie".
You must be kiddeing me. Actually I have rarely used them and I did think it was "Kiddie" . You feel good- you taught this old dog something new.
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Thanks for the heads up.
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I use Kidde stuff, but I never installed any of those. They were sort of a special detector anyhow. Seems to me that they were marketed to people who were scared that their house might burst into flame any minute. I never installed any, mostly because I thought the dual sensor would make it twice as likely to false trigger. I find it sorta funny now to learn that they aren't triggering at all, thus the recall.
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I agree, it is quite ironic.
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I got one by nighthawk photo/ionization combo
Great for the top of stairs
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