Images via CPSC Thousands of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms sold nationwide are being recalled because they could fail to warn homeowners of hazardous levels of carbon monoxide, according to an independent federal agency.
Universal Security Instruments Inc. recalled 8,000 units of its 2-in-1 Photoelectric Smoke & Fire + Carbon Monoxide Alarms, which "can fail to alert consumers to the presence of a hazardous level of carbon monoxide, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or death," according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSCarbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that's hard to detect because it's odorless and colorless.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 400 people in the U.S. die each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
However, carbon monoxide poisoning is also "entirely preventable," if consumers understand the symptoms of carbon monoxide positioning, the CDC said.