The London Fire Department released a statement warning residents that the government has recalled over 40,000 smoke detectors.
Health Canada has recalled 2 models of smoke detectors due to a defect that has the potential to not sound an alarm. The detectors are manufactured by the popular brand Kidde. They are the dual sensor alarms that have “hush” and “test” buttons. The manufacturing company says a yellow cap inside the detectors can “compromise” the alarm system by not alarming customers on possible fire situations.
The model numbers PI2010CA and PI9010CA.
The company has urged customers who are concerned that their smoke detector may be faulty, to visit their website for more details.
A form can be filled out with the company to apply for a replacement.
In addition to the 40,000 being recalled in Canada, more than 452,000 are being recalled in the United States.