BRAMPTON, ON: Brampton Fire and Emergency Services wants you to know about a smoke and CO alarm recall.
This recall is for the Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO Alarm KN-COSM-IBCA and KN-COSM-ICA models with manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and March 2011. The alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric power.
The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced or, for the model without a battery backup, if power is removed and then restored to the alarm. This could lead consumers to believe it is still working, which poses a risk to consumers not being alerted to a fire or carbon monoxide incident in their home.
Approximately 1.5 million units were sold in Canada at various wholesalers and retailers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled alarms and contact Kidde directly for a free replacement alarm based on date of manufacture or a discount on a new alarm. For additional information, consumers should contact Kidde Canada.
Kidde Canada Contact Information: Toll-free Phone Number: 1-.855.239.0490 between 8 am – 5 pm ET, Monday through Friday.
There is also information on the Government of Canada website at https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/index-eng.php, click on Recalls and alert.