Kiddle recalls thousands of smoke detectors over failure to alert a fire


Kidde recalled thousands of TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Thursday because they “fail to alert consumers to a fire.”

The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms.  Only alarms with the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front of the alarm are included in this recall.  The model number is printed on the back of the alarm.

ModelAlarm Type
2070-VDSCRCombination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide
2070-VASCRCombination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide

The alarms were sold Walmart, Home Depot, Menards and other department, home and hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide, and online at

Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm.  Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.

For more information, call Kidde toll-free at 844-796-9972 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday or online at or and click on “Support” and then “Product Alerts” for more information.

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