Sound the Alarm:
Don’t put fresh batteries into outdated smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
When you change your clocks for Daylight Savings, you should also…? If you said, “change the batteries in my smoke alarms,” you are correct.
Biggest raves are for the 10-year batteries that never need changing!
But, do you actually do it? Because in more than 65 percent of fires where someone dies, investigators find alarms have been taken down, have dead or no batteries, or are long past their lifespan.
Why do Canadians assume smoke and carbon monoxide alarms last forever? Truth is, battery powered, hardwired and plug-in models must be replaced every 10 years. And why do we disable devices that we have installed to help save our lives?
Kidde Canada, the country’s top seller of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, has introduced new technology that makes it easier to keep your family safe.
The company’s new line of “worry-free” smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms tackle the two most common alarm complaints: “I get too many false alarms” and, “the low battery chirp always goes off in the middle of the night.”
Kidde’s newest “worry-free” models use intelligent photoelectric sensor technology that is much better at determining if smoke is coming from a real fire or another source.
But the biggest raves are for the 10-year sealed lithium batteries built into the new alarms. They cannot be removed, and, last the entire 10-year lifespan of the alarm without needing to be changed.
“Homeowners appreciate the convenience of never having to replace alarm batteries and they love the money that they save,” Carol Heller, Kidde’s vice-president says.
More family safety tips can be found at www.safeathome.ca.