First Alert Smoke Alarms with battery-powered OneLink detectors have been recalled. According to the manufacturer, "premature low-battery condition" can occur. What does this translate to? This device could pose a serious fire hazard. If the battery in the OneLink detectors is drained, a potential fire could erupt, unnoticed and without warning.
It wasn't until the Center for Campus Fire Safety in Massachusetts and Centre Region code officials notified the company with OneLink detector problems that First Alert and its parent company BRK Brands Inc., announced the recall, two months later.
Up to 50,000 OneLink detectors throughout the US may be faulty, and 7,000 are supposedly in the Pennsylvania State College area. The affected models have date codes printed before March 3 with model numbers SA500 and SC0500.
If you are using this device, contact First Alert for a replacement. or phone (800) 323-9005 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.