Almost 180,000 smoke alarms recalled due to risk of failure to alert consumers to fire

in Florida News & Events

SOURCE: WESH

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 180,000 battery-powered smoke and fire alarms made by Universal Security Instruments due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.

The recall, issued Wednesday, states the alarms are 10-year, battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S or MI3050SB, and date codes between Jan. 19, 2015, and July 11, 2016. The alarms can have a misaligned internal switch, causing them to not activate properly.

Universal Security Instruments has received 134 reports of failure of the alarms to properly activate during installation so far.

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