More than 8,000 Universal Security Instruments 2-in-1 Photoelectric Smoke & Fire + Carbon Monoxide alarms have been recalled due to potential failure to alert consumers to the presence of a hazardous level of carbon monoxide.
The alarms were sold nationwide at Walmart stores and online between June 2017 and December 2019.
The recall involves two models and two date codes.
Model MPC322S has 10-year sealed batteries and a manufacturing date code of 2017JUN09. Model MPC122S is a hardwired alarm with 10-year sealed battery backup and a manufacturing date code of 2017JUN02. The brand name “UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS, INC.” or “USI ELECTRIC” is printed on the front of the alarms above “Photoelectric Smoke & Fire + Carbon Monoxide Alarm.” The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarms.
Universal Security Instruments has received two reports of units that failed to alarm for the presence of carbon monoxide within the specified time requirement. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately contact Universal Security Instruments for a free replacement alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.
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