Kidde recalls over 200K smoke, carbon monoxide alarms for failure to alert

A smoke and carbon monoxide alarm maker has issued a recall for several of its models for failure to alert when there’s a fire.

The roughly 226,000-alarm recall specifically involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.

The alarms were sold at Walmart, Home Depot, Menards and other nationwide departments, home and hardware stores as well as online via, and other online retailers from May 2019 through September 2020.

According to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report, the recalled models are the Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms with the TruSense logo or "AMBER=FAULT" printed on the front of the alarm.

The following model numbers are also printed on the backs of the affected alarms:

  • 2040-DSR
  • 2050-DS10
  • 2060-ASR
  • 2070-VDSCR
  • 2070-VASCR
  • 2070-VDSR
  • 2070-VASR

The CPSC states those who have installed Kidde alarms affected by this recall should contact Kidde for a free replacement.