Statement on Kidde Smoke Alarm Recall

On March 21, the American Red Cross learned that smoke alarm manufacturer Kidde is recalling certain models of dual sensor (ionization and photoelectric) smoke alarms. This alarm is a 9-volt, dual sensor smoke alarm, model numbers PI9010 and PI2010, and are only purchased by Red Cross on an exception basis for installation where local code requires.

The Los Angeles Region does not purchase or install this model and it does not exist in any of our inventories. The alarms we currently have in our inventory and install within our region are Kidde Sealed Lithium Battery Power Smoke Alarm model I9010.

The Kidde recall will not affect our ongoing Sound the Alarm. Save a Life smoke alarm install events. We look forward to continuing to provide free smoke alarms to our local communities and educating families on keeping their homes better prepared for emergencies.

The Red Cross has been in contact with Kidde to obtain their public recall notice, and ensuring that all our chapters are taking measures to ensure the integrity of all smoke alarm install events.

If you should have any questions on your Kidde smoke alarm please contact Guillermo Sanchez, Manager, Preparedness and Resiliency at (562) 490-4016.