I did not blow it out, nor take it apart, but did think seriously about using my 12 pound sledge and anvil to permanently cure what ailed the Kidde unit…nothing quite like a little satisfaction…but could not bring myself to insult my blacksmithing equipment in that way. The lithium cell was unsurprising. I guess I’ll also look around more next time. I would tend to agree that the unit is obviously set/ engineered with over-sensitivity, or simply incapable of telling the difference, and therefore much worse than totally useless to the purchaser, who has to take it off the wall when it goes off in the middle of the night…Unlike any other annoying product it can not simply be put in the trash, because the neighbors would call for help and be upset, so the consumer has to figure out the hidden secret of disarming the POC while half asleep, as you describe. Sorry to hear about your alarms – but glad they were just false positives. Silence. It was fun to read over my now-dead P3010CU and coffee. There’s no apparent latch to prevent that. After releasing it and its three brothers, the unit opened neatly. But at least this time it had the decency to (at least appear to) recover with a simple ventilation. Still the same behavior. “Hush mode cancelled”. I can’t keep pressing the hush button every 10 minutes for ever. It’s been quiet ever since. Kidde has announced a recall of 452,000 smoke alarms after finding that they may not go off when there is a fire. I took it to the garage and blew it out with compressed air, and it kept alarming. OK, put some tape over the dumb piezo. ET Monday through Friday or from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. And once again, the device failed with a false positive to some non-olfactible stimulus. Taking it outside did nothing and Kidde told me a can of air was needed. Don’t hesitate to do this. I pressed the hush button (once) several times, and each time that it worked (most) it continued the alarm noise cycle in progress, then finally deigned to say “Hush mode activated”. Model: KIDDE-P3010CU. It alarmed in seconds, with 3 long beeps and “Fire”. I suppose what I just did sort of qualified as that. $44.98 $ 44. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized over 60 million dollars worth of hard drugs during two separate enforcement actions, KGNS reported. RECALL ALERT: Kidde says 2 fire alarm models defective, may not go off, Tenn. couple accused of robbing business at gunpoint, Knox County election results could be ready as early as 10 p.m., officials say, Tennesseans cast their ballots as voting draws to a close, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seize over 60 million dollars of meth in Texas, North Carolina mother charged with murder in teen daughter’s fatal overdose, NC 19-year-old arrested on 35 child porn charges, email@example.com - (865) 450-8888 x8121. Its flue was cool, so I turned on a hot water tap to force it to cycle on. The company said it was not aware of any incidents or injuries connected to the defect. The following model numbers and date codes are affected by the recall: • Model Number: PI9010 (DC/battery powered) Date Code: 2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13, • Model Number: PI2010 (AC/hardwired) Date Code: 2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13. So it looks like we’re done until next time. Today (9/13) I got around to redoing the CO test, just for the warm fuzzies. Your aptly described problem of being half asleep when trying to deal with these things – since they usually go off in the middle of the night – was in play for me, too. 4.7 out of 5 stars 10. I did recognize the torn paper over the ‘switch of death’, and remembered enough to turn it the other way to shut off the noise nondestructively. Blessed silence. So I got up and set the thing in the sink just in case. I’ll talk with Laur about it. I blew it out well with compressed air and hit the button again. Thanks for the thorough write up. There was a ceiling fan running, as usual at that time. Would have been easier to figure out if it had been one of the talking ones. Fire safety product maker Kidde is recalling nearly 500,000 smoke alarms that could be faulty. The affected models are: The issue is the alarm may no longer chirp in the model with battery backup even after the original batteries have been replaced. The LED and photo detector were clearly visible. Now what? I fought a couple of battles with its alarm “Hush” feature before I could get it to shut up reliably. The replacement Alarm ID: UL S1816 Issue No. Here’s the mechanism that manages the switch, with the moving part highlighted. It’s back on the shelf now, silent, future unknown, but trusted less. The original unit lasted less than a month. We may earn commission from links on this page, but we only recommend products we back. I thanked him and said good bye. A pretty thorough search of the whole house revealed no smoke, no fire. Kidde P3010CU (21026065) Worry-Free Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Sealed Lithium Battery Power : Our Price: $ 57.88. Kidde 21026065 Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Voice Warning. I vacuumed the side vent slots, and so far no more falsies, but I want to be prepared if it happens again. Do you mean covering what looks like speaker slots on the unit’s face-plate? It beeped and then for sure said “Press test button” (or close). It is certainly Kidde corporate inconsideration of their customers. But it would at least give some warm fuzzies that these detectors I’d opened up still functioned for CO. Update ~10/25/17: I never received the can of CO, so contacted the seller thru eBay. The recall involves Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms that were sold between September 2016 and January 2018 at The Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon, and more. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io. The only mildly interesting bits were what looks like a glass diode mounted up off the board and marked “R55”, and the fact that they’d flowed wax over many (but not all) of the components. If you own a battery-operated smoke detector manufactured by Kidde, you need to replace the battery every six to 12 months. The installation note said it was installed 12/14, so it had managed to stay quiet for almost 6 years. I am experiencing the same Damn issues with my Kidde Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Model P3010CU units. I could read through their response that it was done intentionally by me. Frozen Berries Were Recalled From Costco & Kroger, 113,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Was Recalled, How to Get Your BOB Jogging Stroller Fixed, General Mills Recalls Bags of Gold Medal Flour, CDC Warns: Throw Away Your Romaine Lettuce Now. I put the main cover back on, and it seated with a satisfying click. Following the noise led to the old, originally failed P3010CU sitting on a shelf in the basement. Bad. Several minutes later I pressed the button on each to trigger test mode. Ran out of patience to deal with this. I bought a two pack of kiddie p3010k-co and one started false alarming about a year ago. That looks like a barrier directly between them, so maybe it works by IR scattered off smoke particles. I appreciate the sensitivity they’ve designed into these things, and I suppose I have to admit that false positives are better than false negatives. The label with instructions on final discharge is still intact, as I moved the switch by hand with the case open. Our Kidde P3010CU combo smoke/CO detector started to beep and speak “Fire” this morning. Dumbly holding the annoying noisemaker in my hand, it soon occurred to me thru the morning fog that I could push the “hush” button. Wow. 5-year-old leads blind grandmother out of burning home. ” I wonder if this is a common undocumented feature? I did see the permanent screw through the label and did that and completely killed it. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall on March 21 for Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms, models PI2010 and PI9010. They put you on hold forever, and then hang up on you; wasting a portion of my remaining lifetime. Turned it back off. Does the 3010CU have a “stuck in fire alarm” bug? 28. Now (that is since October 17, 2020) getting thru the Kidde customer service phone lines is impossible: I have tried 3 of them. Maybe it said to press the test button – not sure. Sorry for the bad vibes you got from Kidde. Required fields are marked *, Projects I'm working on at home or at Workshop 88. Who knows? February 12, 2015 > Product Safety Notice: Certain black plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers, September 11, 2014 > Product Safety Notice: 3 models of hardwired smoke and smoke/co alarms, Important Notice: Replace Your CO Alarms Every 10 Years, Important Announcement - 10 lb. I ran a test cycle several minutes later, and that performed exactly as expected. There was a very bad aura from Kidde. Forgot that going in outside the foam tape was easier/less mess. Kidde Canada can be contacted at 1-888-784-2323 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The recall applies to two Kidde NightHawk models that are hard-wired into a home's electricity and were manufactured between June 2004 and March 2011. Both were manufactured April 25th of 2018. If a yellow cap is present, owners should immediately contact Kidde to receive a free replacement. I hope Kidde provides you with the same prompt and fairly painless replacement service it gave me. November 10, 2016 > Product Safety Notice: Hardwired Combination CO & Smoke Alarm KN-COSM-IB. The spoken info and LED blink pattern are quite helpful, if you can ever get them to start. Clearly there’s a design flaw in these units. The Kidde P3010CU is a 10-year, sealed battery, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm with a voice warning system that features photoelectric and electrochemical sensing technology with … But they’re trying to design and market a very sensitive, yet low cost sensor for which false positives are an annoyance to customers but false negatives can kill them. Thanks for the comment, Ron. The most senior "Kasey" is about to retire and pass the baton to a younger dog. Boy was I wrong. … Hopefully, if anybody else contacts them, a nise CS person responds. That’s consistent with its described behavior in the presence of dense smoke. The identical replacement failed the same way after less than 2 months. Yeah, since the photo smoke detector seems to work by sensing IR reflected off particles in the air in the chamber, any particulate – like dust from sanding – should set it off. Remembered that you could pop open the smoke chamber. Using what I’d learned, I pushed the button just at the end of an alarm cycle, and it said “Hush mode activated”. March 21, 2018 > Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire, November 2, 2017 > Product Safety Recall Notice: Plastic Handle & Push-Button Fire Extinguishers, November 10, 2016 > Product Safety Notice: Hardwired Combination CO & Smoke Alarm KN-COSM-IB. Get useful tips, reminders, product notices, and discount offers. I whacked it lightly against the heel of my hand. That was annoying, and I’d taken my pictures, so I put the chamber’s cover back on. But the company warned consumers not to take apart the alarm, open the casing or remove the yellow cap. While I had it open, the hush cycle ended and it started alarming again. Mine went off for no apparent reason and I couldn’t get it to shut up. Kidde support page is useless. Then it settled down. Now pretty desperate, I recalled that the old one somehow reset after I opened the smoke sense chamber. Update 11/19/17: I woke up at 6AM this Sunday to “Beep beep beep”. Nor was there any open flame, nor heating device running, nor did the occupant use any volatiles, perfumes, hair sprays, etc. I pressed the button again, and got “Hush mode cancelled”.