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Kidde recalls smoke/carbon monoxide alarms due to failure

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Kidde recalled combo smoke/CO alarm (Courtesy cpsc.gov) Kidde recalled combo smoke/CO alarm (Courtesy cpsc.gov)
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFSB) -

Kidde is recalling their NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms because of a possible failure that could leave the system not operating properly.

According to the recall, the alarm will fail to continue to chirp upon reaching seven years old, which could lead the consumer to believe the system is still working at all times.  This could leave them at risk of not being alerted of a fire or CO incident in the home.

Kidde says the impacted model is the NightHawk combo smoke/CO alarm with model number KN-COSM-IB and a manufacture date from June, 2004 to December 2010.  Homeowners should check the back of their units for model and manufacture date.

If your alarms are impacted, you should immediately contact Kidde by call 855-239-0490 or visiting their website here, to request a free replacement or discount on a new alarm.

Officials said there are at least eight reports of the alarms failing, however, no injuries have been reported at this time.

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