5 million Kidde-brand smoke and CO alarms recalled in US and Canada

Kidde voluntarily recalled their Nighthawk combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms because they failed to chirp when the batteries died, leading consumers to believe they were still working, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a press release.

The company issued recalls for 3.6 million alarms in the U.S. and another 1.5 million in Canada.

Alarms with the model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2010, come under the recall.

Kidde has received eight reports of incidents involving the recalled China-manufactured alarms but no injuries have been reported, according to the release.

The alarms were sold at stores across the nation as well as at Amazon.com between June 2004 and Dec. 2010.

The company can be contacted for a free replacement or discount on a new alarm, depending on the date of manufacture.

Consumers can call Kidde at 855-239-0490 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at  www.kidde.com.