If you have a Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/CO alarm installed in your house, immediately stop using it and replace it for a new alarm. Kidde’s technologies are supposed to be designed to protect you from threats, but unfortunately, Kidde had to recall their combination alarms.
Usually, when the battery life in the alarm is coming to an end, a chirping sound begins to indicate the battery needs to be replaced. With this alarm, however, the chirping sound fails to initiate, which leads the consumers in believing the alarm is still working, when it isn’t. It, therefore, defeats the point of having an alarm as it won’t alert you in case of a fire.
Kidde had sold 3.6 million alarms in the U.S. and about 1.5 million in Canada. No injuries have been reported yet, but if you had a combo smoke/CA alarm with the model number KN-COSM-IB and suffered an injury because of this product defect, you need to contact a skilled personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and represent you in court.
The manufacture dates of these alarms range between June 1, 2004, and December 31, 2010. Its appearance is like most alarms – round, white and measures about 5-6 inches in diameter. It has a “Kidde” engraved on the front with the model number and manufacture date on the back. It is important you look at your smoke alarm to see if it fits the model number and lies in that date range. Kidde will replace the alarm or give you a discount.
If fires were a result of a product defect, such negligence should be held accountable. In addition to property damage, fires can also cause burns and scarring to victims or even death. If you suffered from an injury due to this product’s defect, contact Sacramento personal injury attorney at The Weinberger Law Firm immediately.