180,000 smoker detectors have been recalled due to a misaligned internal switch causing the alarms not to activate properly, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.

Universal Security Instruments has received 134 reports of failure to properly activate during installation. The recalled alarm is a 10-year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11. The smoke alarms are white in color and 5½ inches in diameter. “Universal” and “Smoke & Fire Alarm” are printed on the front cover of the alarm. The label on the back of the alarm lists the model number and date code.


Consumers should immediately inspect their smoke alarms to determine if it will activate appropriately.  Press the test button to determine if it is operating correctly. If the alarm sounds, no further action is required. If the smoke alarm does not sound during the test, consumers should immediately contact Universal Security for a replacement at 877-612-6955 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.UniversalSecurity.com and click on “Product Safety Notice.”

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