Smoke detector recall – 120,000 purchased units are affected
Six brands of battery-operated smoke detectors are being recalled because they may not sound in the event of a fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging anyone who purchased a battery-operated smoke detector on or after July 10, 1992, to check the unit immediately to see if it is involved in this recall. The brands and models affected are:
|Black & Decker || Slim Line ||SMK100, SMK200, SMK300||9228 to 9246|
|Jameson Home Products Inc.|| Code 1 2000|| Model A, C & D || 92192 to 92231|
|Walter Kidde Portable Equipment.||Kidde Smoke|| KSA700|| 92192 to 92231|
|Fire Alarm|| 92192 to 92231|
|Safety First|| Baby’s Room||244|| 92192 to 92231|
|Smoke & Fire Alarm|
|Funtech || Safety’s Sake || Model A||92192 to 92231|
|Maple Chase|| Firex||Model A & B || 92192 to 92231|
To identify an affected detector, examine the label on the back of the unit for the model and date codes listed above. The aforementioned is courtesy of NFPA Fire News – Feb./Mar. 1993, Issue 793.
3.5 million smoke detectors were recalled. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of 3.5 million smoke detectors whose alarms may fail to sound in a fire. The electrically powered smoke detectors, manufactured from October 1987 to March 1990 by BRK Electronics of Aurora, Ill., were marketed under the brand names of BRK, First Alert, and Family Gard. None of the company’s battery-operated detectors are being recalled, the commission said. The commission said BRK had not received any reports of incidents or injuries associated with alarm failure. The commission warned that, because the detectors are wired into a building’s electrical system, consumers should not attempt to remove or replace a recalled detector before speaking to a BRK representative.