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Kidde recalls dual sensor smoke alarms

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Kidde fire alarms are being recalled because of a problem that can make the alarms not work.

About 94,000 Kidde Model PI2000 dual sensor smoke alarms, are being recalled by Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. of Mebane, N.C.

The firm has received two reported incidents of smoke alarm malfunctions involving electrostatic discharge during installation. No injuries have been reported.

The alarms can be identified by two buttons, "hush and "push and hold to test weekly, which are located on the front/center of the alarm. The model number and date code are on the back of the smoke alarm. Only date codes 2008 Aug.01 through 2009 May 04 are included in this recall.

Consumers should contact Kidde immediately to receive a free replacement smoke alarm.

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