Nearly 500 thousand Kidde dual-sensor smoke detectors are being recalled after officials say some machines aren’t doing their jobs due to a yellow cap obstructing a sensor.
The affected smoke detectors have the unique pill shaped design on front. What you need to know if you have an affected detector: remove the alarm from the wall or ceiling. Look through the opening on the side for the presence of a yellow cap. If you see the cap, contact the Kidde company for a replacement. If there is no yellow cap, reinstall the alarm.
The Kidde company, which sold the detectors in the U.S. and Canada, are calling models PI2010 and PI9010. The affected detectors were sold September 2016 through January 2018. Kidde is offering free replacements.