Smoke alarms recalled due to risk they fail to alert consumers of fire

Smoke alarms are being recalled due to a potential malfunction. (CPSC)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Smoke detectors are being recalled due to a malfunction.

According to Universal Security Instruments, the smoke detectors may glitch and fail to alert a person of smoke or a fire in the home.

This recall involves Universal Security Instruments 10 year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms.

The model numbers are MI3050S and MI3050SB and have date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11.

The Consumer Product and Safety Commissions said the smoke alarms are white in color and five and a half inches in diameter. “Universal” and “Smoke & Fire Alarm” are printed on the front cover of the alarm.

Any consumer with this product should test it:

  • Press the test button to determine if it is operating properly. If the alarm sounds, no further action is required.

If the smoke alarm doesn't sound, immediately contact Universal Security for a replacement.