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Month: March 2018

Smoke Alarm Recall

By County Fire Protection
March 23, 2018 Category • Smoke Alarms, Recalls

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearlyhalf a million smoke alarms are being recalled due to a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. Name of the Product:Kidde dual-sensor(photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms models PI2010 and PI9010. Hazard: A yellow cap was possibly left on during the manufacturing process. This can cover one (or two) of the sensors on the device - comprimising its ability to detect smoke - and its ability to alert consumers to a fire in their home. How do I know if my Kidde smoke detector has been recalled? Consumers are asked to remove their devices from their wall or ceiling and inspect it for a yellow cap (see picture - thanks to Consumer Product Safety Commission). If a yellow cap is located, dont take the device apart. Instead, contact Kidde for a replacement. (Kidde toll-free at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

By County Fire Protection
March 09, 2018 Category • Smoke Alarms

As we change our clocks to spring ahead for Daylight Savings Time (DST), it is important that we also change the batteries in our smoke detectors. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. In the event of a fire, the safety of you and your family is dependent on a properly functioning smoke detector. Smoke spreads quickly during a fire and smoke alarms provide you enough time to evacuate the home before the situation becomes too dangerous. Properly installed and maintained smoke detectors are key for effective fire prevention. NFPA provides the following guidelines regarding smoke detectors: Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to ensure the alarm is working. Make sure that everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows the correct way to respond. Smoke alarms in the home should be interconnected, when one sounds, they

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