Millions of possibly defective smoke and gas detectors recalled in the US

A North Carolina-based company has issued a recall to estimated 3.6 million units of 2-in-1 alarms in the U.S., due to risks that it could malfunction and cause serious injuries to consumers who have it in their homes, a report of the reported on November 10.

Reports said, the NightHawk “smoke/CO alarms” of Kidde may improperly work if batteries are replaced. Consumers who have replaced the batteries of the affected smoke and gas detectors after its seven-year battery lifespan may assume that the products are still working properly. The problem could result in failure to alert homeowners when a fire broke out or a gas has leaked. Though there were no injuries or accidents linked to the affected Kidde alarms, the recalling company has received eight malfunctioning detector complaints. Consumers were advised to avoid using the defective products and coordinate with Kidde for a free product replacement.

Serious personal injuries and property loss could result if smoke and gas detector products malfunctions. However, if you have been harmed as a result of using a defective product in Chicago, an attorney at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC may help you file a legal claim against negligent parties. Find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss today by calling 312-346-8620.

Written by Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC Last Updated : December 4, 2023