7,000 Smoke & CO2 Detectors Recalled Nationwide

Updated: May 17, 2024

Sold on Amazon, the detectors have led to five reports of "failing to alarm in the presence of smoke" according to a breaking report.

Smoke detectors exist to provide confidence you’ll be alerted at the first sign of danger—but by the time you learn this critical safety device isn’t functioning correctly, it’s often too late to do anything about it. That’s especially true when you consider most sources say there are greater than 350,000 house fires in the US each year.

A newly announced recall has sounded the alarm that this may be the case for nearly 7,000 smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that were sold on Amazon between August 2023 and January 2024, according to the recall alert.

On May 16, 2024, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that “about 6,800”  CHZHVAN brand Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors are being recalled because the detectors “can fail to activate.” The recall announcement states there have been five reports of the detectors “failing to alarm in the presence of smoke” as of press time. So far it’s said no injuries have been reported.

The recall includes the combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors with the model number JKD-512. According to the recall announcement, the affected combination detectors can be identified by these features:

  • Made of white plastic
  • Measure about four inches in diameter
  • The front of the detectors contains a black plastic circle with a digital display in the center, with “CHZHVAN” printed above the display
  • The back of the detectors has three slots for AAA batteries, in addition to a printed label with the model number, battery specifications of the product, and instructions

Smoke & Co2 Detectors Recalled Nationwide Courtesy Cpsc.govCourtesy Cpsc.gov

The affected combination detectors were priced between $18 and $59, according to the CPSC. The detectors were reportedly imported by Haikouhuidishangmaoyouxiangongsi, of China.