PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hundreds of thousands of smoke detectors are being recalled over a flaw that could keep them from working properly.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Looking For Missing Lanetta Barden, Last Seen In Hill District
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 450,000 Kidde dual-sensor alarms are being recalled in the United States, as well as 40,000 more in Canada.
Officials say a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process may cover up one of the product’s two smoke sensors, and that hampers its ability to detect smoke.READ MORE: Astrobotic Selects SpaceX Rocket To Carry Its Griffin Lunar Lander To Moon In Search Of Water
The problem could leave consumers at risk to not being alerted should a fire break out in their home.
The recalled models include:
To identify if you have one of the recalled models, visit Kidde’s website at this link. If you have one of the recalled models, Kidde says you can register it for a replacement.MORE NEWS: City To Begin Pothole Blitz Ahead Of Street Resurfacing
For more details on the recall, visit the CPSC’s website at this link.