By Anthony Capkun
The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Kidde Canada Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of Kidde Model PI 2000CA dual sensor smoke alarms, of which there are approximately 10,000 in Canada.
An electrostatic discharge can damage the unit, causing it not to warn
consumers of a fire. The firm has received two reported incidents of
unit malfunctions involving electrostatic discharge during
installation, though no injuries have been reported with respect to the
The alarms can be identified by two buttons—HUSH and PUSH AND HOLD TO
TEST WEEKLY—which are located on the front/centre of the alarm. The
model number and date code are on the back of the smoke alarm. Only
date codes 2009 Jan. 01 through 2009 May 04 are included in this recall.
Consumers should contact Kidde immediately to receive a free
replacement smoke alarm. CLICK HERE for Kidde or call (877) 524-2086.