Smoke alarm manufacturer Kidde has announced a recall for some of its smoke alarms.
On the affected products, a yellow protective cap may have been left on the alarm's smoke sensors, which could compromise the smoke alarm's ability to detect smoke.
"This is extremely critical as the problem renders the unit ineffective," said Overland Park Fire Department Media Manager Jason Rhodes. "Please check your alarms today to be sure you have a properly functioning unit."
These alarms were manufactured between September 2016 and October 2017.
Kidde's website has information explaining how to identify units included in the recall and how to determine if your alarm needs replacement.