Recall issued for over 180,000 smoke alarms


(Photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(Photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(WTNH) — Over 180,000 smoke and fire alarms from Universal Security Instruments 10-year battery-operated alarms have been recalled due to a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.

134 reports of the alarm not activating have been reported, triggering this recall alert.

Model number MI3050S and MI3050SB with dates between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11 have been recalled.

The company recommends pressing the “test” button to ensure that the alarms function. If they do not sound, consumers should contact the manufacturer for a replacement.

Universal Security Instruments at 877-612-6955 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Product Safety Notice” for more information.

Individuals who are concerned about the safety of the products they use can manually file a report with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

(Photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)


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