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Smoke alarms recalled due to possibility of not activating

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — University Security Instruments is telling customers to check their smoke and fire alarms to make sure they work.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall involves Universal Security Instruments 10 year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11.

Smoke Alarm (back) Brand Name, Model, and Manufacture Date Codes (Photo//CPSC)

The recall was initiated because the smoke alarms can have a misaligned internal switch causing the alarms to not activate properly, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.

Anyone with one of the smoke alarms should test it to make sure it will properly activate. They can do this by pressing the test button. If the alarm sounds, no action is required. If it does not sound, people should contact Universal Security for a replacement.

People can contact Universal Security Instruments at 877-612-6955 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Product Safety Notice” for more information.

Jacob Burbrink

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