SJRFD press release
St. John’s – The St. John’s Regional Fire Department wishes to remind citizens of its jurisdiction that Health Canada has issued a consumer product recall (Ident. # RA-41109, 2014/09/11) on Kidde residential smoke alarms.
Should a power outage occur at the same second that the device is preforming a once-per-minute sensor health check, the device may go into a “latched mode”, causing it not to alarm in the presence of smoke and/or carbon monoxide. An affected device will sound if it receives a signal from an alarm in the same interconnected system. Once power is restored, a latched device will sound an alarm regardless of the presence of smoke and/or carbon monoxide.