Take note of this brand of detector and test all CO and smoke detectors regularly.
Universal Security Instruments has recalled around 180,000 battery powered smoke and fire alarms after reports that they did not activate properly.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.
According to the CPSC, consumers can test their smoke alarms to determine if it will activate appropriately. Press the test button to determine if it is operating properly. If the alarm sounds no further action is required. Consumers can contact Universal Security Instruments 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” for more information.