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Defective Smoke Detector Replacement This Weekend In Kirkwood

Atlanta Fire Department's Station 18 to check, replace defective alarms following last year's recall.

Defective Smoke Detector Replacement This Weekend In Kirkwood

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department will be in Kirkwood March 31 to check and replace faulty smoke detectors that are part of a massive recall issued last year.

Fire officials will specifically canvas Clay Street — both the northeast and southeast sections — to check and replace smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, following a 9:30 a.m. briefing at Fire Station 18, 2007 Oakview Road SE.

Atlanta fire officials are recalling 18,507 photoelectric smoke alarms distributed to residents and businesses through its Atlanta Smoke Alarm Program because they had counterfeit Underwriters Laboratories labels affixed to them.

Underwriters Laboratories — UL — is an independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization.

The affected smoke alarms are identifiable by a silver UL label affixed to the back of the unit, and the three sets of five slotted vents on the front side. Any Atlanta resident who has, or think they might have this smoke alarm should immediately call the Atlanta Smoke Alarm Recall Hotline at 404-546-2733. They also may send an e-mail to: smokealarm@atlantaga.gov to receive an inspection, replacement and installation for free.

Fire officials say more than 370 residents have called the hotline since its inception and they have distributed more than 1,829 smoke alarms through the recall program.


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