Universal Security Instruments recalled the battery-powered smoke detectors because a misaligned internal switch can cause the alarms to fail to activate during a fire.
The company has received 134 reports of failure to properly activate during installation.
The company is asking consumers to immediately check their smoke detector to determine if it will activate appropriately.
To test the smoke detector, press the “Test” button to determine if it is operating properly. If the alarm makes a sound, no further action is necessary.
If smoke alarm does not sound during the test, consumers should immediately contact Universal Security for a replacement.
This recall involves Universal Security Instruments 10-year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11.
For more information, contact Universal Security Instruments at 877-612-6955 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.UniversalSecurity.com and click on “Product Safety Notice.”
Source: Universal Security Instruments Recalls to Inspect Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire