CLOVIS (KSMX) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 180,000 battery-powered smoke and fire alarms made by Universal Security Instruments due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.
This recall was issued on Wednesday and states the alarms are 10-year, battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S or MI3050SB, and date codes between Jan. 19, 2015, and July 11, 2016. The alarms can have a misaligned internal switch, causing them to not activate properly.
So far, Universal Security Instruments has received 134 reports of failure of the alarms to properly activate during installation.
Should you have a smoke alarm made by Universal Security Instruments, inspect your smoke alarms immediately to determine if they will activate properly by simply pressing the test button. If the alarm does not sound during the test, contact Universal Security Instruments for a replacement.