180k smoke alarms recalled because they may not alert people of fire

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Universal Security Instruments is recalling about 180 thousand battery-powered smoke alarms because they may not alert people to smoke or a fire.

According to Consumer Reports, the smoke alarms can have a misaligned internal switch causing the alarms to not activate properly.

Universal says it affects model MI3050s manufactured from January 19, 2015 through July 11, 2016.

Clear here for instructions on how to inspect your fire alarm and what to do if yours is affected.