LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -
Daylight saving time gave you the chance to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.
But you may need to check again...to make sure they have not been recalled.
Tonight we take a look at several products that have been deemed dangerous.
Kidde is one of the country's oldest manufacturers of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The company has been in business for 100 years...but that doesn't mean mistakes aren't made.
Close to half-a-million smoke alarms are being recalled by Kidde because a yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors...compromising the device's ability to detect smoke.
Two specific models are involved in this recall...the PI 2010 and the PI 9010. The alarms have been sold at Walmart, Home Depot and elsewhere since 2016. You can look through the side of the alarm and see the yellow cap if it is there. If it is there...you can get a free replacement alarm.
Have you given your lawn its first cut of the season? If not...don't do so with mowers powered by a now-recalled Briggs and Stratton engine.
The reverse-mow option switch can malfunction and allow the mowers to unintentionally mow when being driven in reverse. That is not supposed to happen.
About 18,000 Snapper, Simplicity and Massey Ferguson mowers are involved with this recall. They are either red and black or orange and black and sold since 2016 for anywhere from $1,500.00 to $13,000.00.
And finally...keeping track of pacifiers and teethers was made easier by dr. Brown's lovey holders...until now.
Over half-a-million of the cute little zebras, giraffes and turtles have been recalled because the snaps can detatch, creating a choking hazard. Each cost about ten dollars and were sold at Walmart, Target, Toys-R-Us and elsewhere.
To learn more about these and other recalls you can visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission's web site....www.cpsc.gov.
Air date: March 28th, 2018