Recall issues for carbon monoxide alarm

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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There is a recall on a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. (CREDIT: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Universal Security Instruments is recalling a combination photoelectric smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.

The reason is there is a risk of failure to alert consumers of hazardous levels of carbon monoxide.

According to a recall posted to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or death.

The recall was issued on Thursday.

It recalls two models: Model MPC322S, which has 10-year sealed batteries and a manufacturing date code of 2017JUN09. Model MPC122S is a hardwired alarm with a 10-year sealed battery backup and a manufacturing date code of 2017JUN02.

The brand name “Universal Security Instruments, Inc.” or “USI Electric” are printed on the front of the alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarms.

Consumers should immediately contact Universal Security Instruments for free replacements. Consumers should continue using the recalled alarms until they install the new ones.

There have been two reports of units that failed to detect carbon monoxide. No injuries have been reported.

They were sold at electrical distributors nationwide and online at and other websites from June 2017 through Dec. 2019 between $50 and $80.

To get a new carbon monoxide alarm, call Universal Security Instruments toll-free at 877-220-0046 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at or at and click on “Important Recall Information” for more information.

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