Check your carbon monoxide detectors

Check your carbon monoxide detectors

There are 2 comments on the KSDK-TV Saint Louis story from Oct 23, 2012, titled Check your carbon monoxide detectors. In it, KSDK-TV Saint Louis reports that:

Illinois residents are reminded to check their carbon monoxide detectors as the Illinois Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act hits its fifth anniversary.

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Ged

Wrexham, UK

#1 Nov 4, 2012
I just wanted to make any visitors to your website from the UK aware that Northern Ireland has announced this week that they will be the first UK region to make carbon monoxide alarms a legal requirement in all new homes.

Although a step in the right direction this does still not go far enough and we need the UK government to make the installation of CO units compulsory in all households in all regions as it seems that we are still not fully aware of the facts and real dangers of deadly carbon monoxide as mentioned on this website: http://www.carbon-monoxide-detectors.co.uk . Here in the UK we have on average 30 deaths which could be avoided.

We should all be lobbying David Cameron (UK Prime Minister) to make them compulsory!
Bev Stones

Honiton, UK

#2 Nov 5, 2012
CO Alarms are a definite must and save lives - as long as they are working and able to sense the deadly co gas.

in a recent report published by the HSE it confirmed that by pressing the test button on a co alarm only tests the electronics and can not be accepted as a full sensor inclusive gas test.

you could be pressing the test button and the alarm sounds but the sensor could be unable to sense the deadly gas for any reason. Even if the alarm is still in its warranty period - the sensor could still fail to protect for various reasons such as life style choices or pure sensor failure.

it is now law in the USA that co alarms are sensor inclusively gas tested on installation and once every year with a calibrated test gas (such as DETECTAGAS).

the sensor within a co alarm has a limited and indeterminable life span which can only be fully tested by a CO Test Kit.

Many Energy Suppliers have sold millions of alarms to their customers - but who can say if they are still protecting families if they are not fully tested? Also many Councils and Housing Associations have installed alarms and I am sure that they all will do the right thing and that they do not want their customers, tenants or families to be injured in any way.

once there is a co incident where a co alarm has not gone off it is too late.

test your co alarms now - DETECTAGAS.com

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