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TO: DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CCH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services
DATE:
November 17, 2016
RE:   
Product Recall Advisory: Kidde Recall Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
Product Recall Advisory
Product Recall Advisory: The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that on November 10, 2016 the Kidde Co., a manufacturer of fire safety products, issued a recall of the Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.
According to the recall notice the “…alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working.  This poses a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire or CO incident in their home.”. 
The recall involves the Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO alarm with model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010.  Alarms are hard wired into a home’s electric power.
Consumers should stop using the alarms immediately and contact Kidde for a free replacement.
For further information please refer to the following web site: https://s3.amazonaws.com/inmar-adx-files/N130217/Kidde+End+of+Life+Recall+CPSC+Press+Release+Nov+10+2016.pdf

Please ensure those responsible for product procurement are aware of this product recall advisory.  Also review your product stores to determine whether or not the identified products are present. If the identified products are present, address appropriately.