Product Recalls: Smoke Alarms, HVAC Units

By The Associated Press

More than 400,000 smoke alarms are being recalled because of a potential defect that can block a sensor, posing a risk to consumers. Other recalled consumer products include light commercial HVAC units.

Here’s a more detailed look:

Smoke Alarms

Details: Models PI2010 and PI9010 of Kidde dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms. “KIDDE” is printed on the front center of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarm. They were sold at Menards, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide and at, and other websites from September 2016 through January 2018.

Why: A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.

Incidents: One report of the yellow protective cap being present on a smoke alarm before it was installed in a consumer’s home. No reports of incidents or injuries as a result of a yellow cap being present have been reported.

How Many: About 452,000 in the U.S. and about 40,000 in Canada.

For More: Call Kidde at 833-551-7739 from 8:30am to 5:00pm ET Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, or visit and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.

HVAC Units

Details: Carrier WeatherExpert 6-23 ton, 48/50 series, light commercial rooftop HVAC units intended for use in commercial and institutional buildings and that have a factory installed dehumidification feature. The model numbers are 48/50LC07-26 with an A in the 6th digit and a 0 (zero) in the 14th digit of the model number (e.g., 48LCTA24F2M5-0S1B3). Note that dashes should be counted as digits in the model number. The serial numbers are 1214P to 3317P. The model and serial number can be found on the unit rating plate located on the back of the unit. They were sold by Carrier distributors nationwide from March 2014 to September 2017.

Why: The HVAC’s humidimizer fan can fail to shut off when a connected smoke detector is tripped, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents: One report of a fan not shutting off during installation testing. No injuries have been reported.

How Many: About 530.

For More: Call Carrier at 844-864-8748 from 8:00am to 5:00pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit and click on “Product Safety Recall” to locate a local Carrier dealer for more information.

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