Originally Posted by powderman
I had a Kidde CO alarm in my home a few years ago that alerted me to a problem. I can say with certainty that I would nor be making this post if I didn't have it. It was not this model (it was the nighthawk version that powers off of 120v) but same company so I have first hand knowledge of its ability to perform correctly. I understand that its not what you sell, but that does not mean its not a good product. I have no dog in the fight so to speak, I just know what works.
I don't have a dog here either and could care less what someone wishes to purchase. I am only the messenger. I only answered based on 35 years in this business as to code issues such as where to place and how to use. I am still replacing some units installed 25 years ago because they should last a life time but fail. BG10 example.
I am glad you were protected by the very item which was recalled. I had one of them in my home to but the recall was Millions over all.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kidde Safety, of Mebane, N.C., is voluntarily recalling about 1 million carbon monoxide alarms, including 650,000 Nighthawks and 350,000 Lifesavers.
More than 1.2 million smoke alarms and combination smoke/CO alarms were recalled because they could fail after a power outage.
The recall involved certain Kidde residential smoke and smoke/CO alarms sold at several retailers including Home Depot, Menards and Amazon.com. The alarms were sold between January and July 2014 for between $30 and $50.
The recalled alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric power with battery backup; and the alarms “could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage,” said a recall notice on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
“If a power outage occurs at the same second that a unit is performing a sensor health check, the units may go into a ‘latched’ mode, causing them not to alert to the presence of smoke,” said an informational post from Kidde.