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Kidde smoke alarms recalled

Photo of troopers at graduation.Nearly a half million Kidde smoke alarms are being recalled amid concerns they may not detect smoke and alert homeowners of a fire.

A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke. The alarms were sold at Menards, the Home Depot and Walmart as well as online on from September 2016 through January 2018.  The alarms being recalled are models PI2010 and PI9010 of Kidde dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms. “KIDDE” is printed on the front center of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarm.

More information is available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

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A mother's mission: Sounding the alarm on a silent killer

​​Photo of Cheryl at her sons' grave.Cheryl Burt bought a toy truck for her son instead of a carbon monoxide alarm. She still has the toy truck — but not her son. The 16-month-old died 23 years ago along with his 4-year-old brother.

Nicholas and Zachary Burt were poisoned in their sleep by carbon monoxide from a faulty furnace.

Cheryl hopes her sons’ deaths and her story that she shares in this video are all the reason you need to buy CO alarms for your home and test them monthly.​​



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Video Description: Cheryl Burt hopes her story and her sons’ deaths are all the reason you need to buy carbon monoxide alarms for your home and test them monthly.