Safety Recall: Kiddie Smoke Alarms

Fire safety product maker Kidde is recalling nearly 500,000 smoke alarms that could be faulty.

The company issued a recall for about 452,000 alarms in the U.S. and 40,000 in Canada after discovering that a yellow cap potentially left on during production could cover a sensor and prevent it from detecting smoke.

Kidde said it had identified one report of a yellow cap on an alarm before it was installed in the buyer’s home. The company said it was not aware of any incidents or injuries connected to the defect.

The recall affects the Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarm models PI2010 and PI9010. If the date code printed on the back of the alarm falls between Sept. 10, 2016, and Oct. 13, 2017, the model is affected.

“Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap,” Kidde warned in an alert through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

But the company warned consumers not to take apart the alarm, open the casing or remove the yellow cap.

“If a yellow cap is present, the consumer should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm,” the company said. “They should remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only after they receive and install the replacement alarm.”

Kidde said that if there’s no yellow cap, “consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.”

The device was sold in stores throughout the country, including Walmart, Home Depot and Menards, as well as online through and other sellers.

-Article from USA Today / original article

Donation from Walmart helps Hanahan Resident

Thanks to a donation from Walmart, Chief Bowers and Assitant Chief Bargeron; today Tower 2701’s crew installed a device to aid a local resident who has mobility issues.  With this device, the resident is able to get in and out of the recliner without assistance.

Daylight Savings Time & Smoke Detectors 2018

A message from the Hanahan Fire Department in regards to Daylight Savings Time

Message from the Fire Department on Daylight Savings Time: You will want to ensure that you are changing your smoke detector batteries to ensure that you have a properly working smoke detector. 71% of malfunctioning smoke detectors due so because of battery related issues. This is why we urge you to check your batteries and change them twice a year during daylight savings time. If you have any questions or issues with your smoke detectors please contact the Hanahan Fire Department.

Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, March 11th 2018 at 2:00am.

Fire Department Training on Dennis Drive

This week the Fire Department (Shifts A, B & C) were able to conduct live training on a vacant house on Dennis Drive.  The Fire Department was able to train in the following areas:

  • Search and Rescue
  • RIT ( Rapid Intervention Team)
  • Hose Deployments
  • Roof Operations

Structure Fire: Dickson Avenue

Crews are on scene on Dickson Avenue of an early morning structure fire.  North Charelston Fire Department and Charleston County EMS is also on scene.

Units on scene:  Hanahan E2701, E2702, E2703, M2701, C2701, C2702, B2701; North Charleston T203, E203, FI221, R203, E206, BC206, T202, E210  Charleston County:  Medic 1, Delta 1.

8:26am:  Fire is under control and is currently under investigation.

7:45am:  Hanahan Dispatch Center receives 911 calls related to a structure fire at an apartment building on Dickson Avenue.

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