Millions of Kidde-brand smoke and carbon monoxide detectors recalled

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MILWAUKEE — The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

According to CPSC, the alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches the end of its seven-year life, leaving people to believe it is still working.

This poses a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire or carbon monoxide incident in their home.

The recall involved Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO alarm with model number KN-COSM-IB. The alarm is hard-wired into a home’s electric power.

The alarm was manufactured between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010.

CPSC says about 3.6 million alarms have been affected.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled alarms and contact Kidde directly for a replacement.

The CPSC says Kidde has received eight reports of incidents with the recalled alarms. No injuries have been reported.

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