Make Sure Your Home is Safe

May 19, 2021

FirstEnergy’s BETA Lab Fire & Safety Services group urges employees to act on a recent product recall involving Kidde TruSense smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. If your home has one of the recalled devices, take steps immediately to replace it.

While no incidents or injuries have been reported, the affected devices may fail to alert occupants to a fire.

One example of how to identify the recalled alarms.​

The recalled alarms are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 units:

  • 2040-DSR Smoke Alarm
  • 2050-DS10 Smoke Alarm
  • 2060-ASR Smoke Alarm
  • 2070-VDSCR Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm
  • 2070-VASCR Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm
  • 2070-VDSR Smoke Alarm
  • 2070-VASR Smoke Alarm​​

The model number is printed on the back of the device. Those included in this recall have the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front. The units were sold from May 2019 through September 2020 at Walmart, Home Depot, Menards and other department, home and hardware stores and electrical distributors nationwide, and online at, and other online retailers. They were priced between $10 and $70.

While a recalled alarm should be replaced as soon as possible, you should not leave your home unprotected. Keep using a recalled unit until you have replaced it.

For a Free Replacement Alarm

Contact the manufacturer toll-free at 844-796-9972 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday – or go online to*. For more information, visit* and click on “Support” then “Product Safety Notices”.


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