Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms

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Kidde has issued a recall of their NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The alarm can stop chirping when it reaches the end of its seven year life, if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working.

The alarm was sold at electrical distributors and home centers nationwide and online at Amazon.com from June 2004, through December 2010. It sold for between $40 and $65, has a model number of KN-COSM-IB and is white with Kidde engraved on the front of the alarm.

Kidde has received eight reports of incidents with the recalled alarms and no injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled alarms and contact Kidde directly for a free replacement.

Call Kidde toll-free at 855-239-0490 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kidde.com.

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