Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 55
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Batman16 Frustrated & Worried
We bought 4 of these in December of 2014. We liked the idea that they were 10 year alarms. Now 18 months later we've had two go off (in the middle of the night naturally) with out a fire. The first one was four days ago and we were terrified to go back to sleep because we were convinced there must be a fire that we couldn't locate. Last night another one went off. Again thankfully no fire. There was no way to shut them off either without permanently disabling it. Now our fear is that any future alarms our children will ignore. Piece of junk.
June 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great Idea, Defective Execution
I purchased four of these "10-year" smoke detectors and in less than a year thinking the extra cost would be recovered by the savings of 9-volt batteries needed with traditional smoke detectors. Unfortunately, two of them have gone off erroneously and because of the design, you can only turn these off once which is permanent. I have tried to contact Kiddie and that have not responded. I still like the idea of the 10-year battery smoke detector, but I will never buy Kiddie again.
June 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Amsarama Do not buy this Kidde smoke alarm
We bought this particular smokealarm less than a year ago. One morning, it started beeping. No smoke or fire in the house. Tried to hush it - did not work. So I had to turn the alarm off permanently. So frustrating.
March 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Melody Missing parts
So I like the product but it didnt come with the mount and activating piece and screws like my other package of 5 detectors did.
March 15, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bkwt Not worth the money...
No screws or wire nuts included to help with installation. Not loud at all. I snore louder than the alarm. I would not purchase one of these again even at half price.
January 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by wxray I like the voice, but not the mounting base
The mounting base on this is very strange. It is about the size of a USA 50 cent piece. I don't like this, and I had some issues with it on a popcorn ceiling. You have to give it a good twist to activate the unit, and it feels like I'm going to rip it right off the ceiling. (See attached photo.)
OK, so they tried something different by having two different ways to mount it, one with traditional screws and anchors, and the other with a central drywall anchor screw. Neither gives me much confidence.
Mounting issues aside, the unit has a pleasant voice announcing "fire" in a direct tone. This is good for someone who may have issues, such as dementia. It makes it clear what is happening.
I've only had it up a few weeks. We'll see how long it lasts and I'm hoping for the best in longevity.
July 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mario Lasted less than 6 months
Started to go off randomly. Never buying kiddie again. Waste of money :(
January 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stine Horrible product, should have listened to the bad reviews
We bought four in January of 2015. All four of them have had to be replaced due to false alarms that will not stop beeping even after a reset. Three of the replacements have had to be replaced. Complete junk. Tired of being woken up in the middle of the night or coming home after work to the sound of these going off for who knows how long. Our poor dog.
December 19, 2015