Nationwide estimated 226K smoke and carbon monoxide detectors recall



MEBANE, NC – Kidde on Thursday issued a recall for approximately 226,000 TruSense smoke detectors and smoke and carbon monoxide combos that may not alert consumers of a fire.

To date, there have been no reported incidents or injuries related to the recall, and the Mebane, North Carolina-based company will replace all affected alarms at no cost to the consumer, according to the United States Product Safety Commission.

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Consumers are urged to contact Kidde immediately for a free replacement alarm, but are advised to continue using the recalled products until they install replacement alarms.

The affected alarms were sold at Walmart, Home Depot, Menards and other department stores, home improvement stores and hardware stores and electrical distributors across the country between May 2019 and September 2020 for between $ 10 and $ 70. The products were also sold online at, and other online retailers.

According to Kidde, the recalled products include model 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 series smoke detectors and combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Model numbers are printed on the back of alarms, and only alarms with the TruSense logo or “AMBRE = FAULT” printed on the front are included in the reminder. Specifically, the reminder applies to the following products:

• Smoke detector, model number 2040-DSR

• Smoke detector, model number 2050-DS10

• Smoke detector, model number 2060-ASR

• Combination smoke / carbon monoxide alarm, model number 2070-VDSCR

• Combination smoke / carbon monoxide alarm, model number 2070-VASCR

• Smoke detector, model number 2070-VDSR

• Smoke detector, model number 2060-VASR

Consumers can contact Kidde toll-free at 844-796-9972 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday. Consumers can also contact the company online at or and click on “Support” then “Product Alerts” for more information.


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