The following manufacturers have had recalls on a variety of products that they manufacture: Nighthawk (Kidde), Lifesaver, and Stanley Solar & Stove, Inc.
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Nighthawk and Lifesaver carbon-monoxide detectors
Might not warn of presence of deadly gas.
650,000 Nighthawk detectors made 11/8/98-3/9/99, and 350,000 Lifesaver detectors, models 9CO-1 and 9CO-1C, made 6/1/97-1/31/98. Detectors sold for $20 to $50. Nighthawk models have brand name and "Carbon Monoxide Alarm" on front (those with "Carbon Monoxide Detector" on front are not being recalled). Lifesaver detectors have brand name and "Carbon Monoxide Detector" on front. Date of manufacture is on back (year, month, and day in Nighthawk models; day, month, and year in Lifesaver models in first six digits of serial number). Fuel-burning appliances can leak odorless, colorless carbon monoxide of breath, nausea, and dizziness. Exposure to high levels can cause death.
6000 detectors, imported and distributed by Stanley Solar & Stove Inc., of Manchester, N.H., sold 2/88-5/96 for $80. Rectangular, off-white plastic device measures 4 3/4 in. long, 2 1/2 in. wide, and 1 3/4 in. deep with "Gas Sentry" on front. Green "Power" light and red "Alarm" light appear in center of unit. Co. name, date of manufacture, and manufacturing no. appear on sticker on back of detector. Device has white power cord and plug. Coal and wood stove dealers sold detectors in Northeast. Unit came in white box labeled, in part: "Home Gas Sentry...120 Volts AC...Model Z-1604-KM..."
What to do:
Stop using detector and replace it with device that meets Underwriters Laboratories Standard 2034, which went into effect 10/1/95. Such models typically note adherence to standard on packaging and detector itself. This recall notice was issued unilaterally by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; the distributor/importer isn't participating, according to the CPSC.