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Amazon asked to stop selling smoke detectors

by Adam Jacobs 11/18/2021

Washington fire service organizations are asking Amazon to stop selling smoke alarms that are not properly tested. The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals says Amazon has been made aware of concerns with the unlisted smoke alarms but is still selling them.

Read the full article here:

http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Fire-Marshals-ask-Amazon-to-stop-selling-untested-smoke-alarms-386982331.html

 

Smoke and heat detection has had extensive testing in the United States for decades.  Some of the alarm products discussed here are coming from outside the US, and are not properly tested to US standards before being sold with online retailers.

BEWARE!  Before you buy that smoke detector online and save a few bucks, think about what the lives of your loved ones are worth that it's protecting.  If you have ANY doubts about whether the device will work when it's needed, you should not buy it.  Here are some brands that have been tested for years and proven themselves:

FirstAlert (BRK is also part of this group)

Kidde

Firex

I've personally purchased all of these brands, and believe they will stand behind their products.

 

Smoke detectors save lives, when they work the way they're intended.  That takes lots of testing.  Shop carefully.

 

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Sleep Safe - a little planning goes a long way

by Adam Jacobs 11/18/2021

Tuck has some great information on everything to do with sleep, including fire safety in the bedroom.  Here are a few tips for better safety:

 

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Amazon asked to stop selling smoke detectors

by Adam Jacobs 11/18/2021

Washington fire service organizations are asking Amazon to stop selling smoke alarms that are not properly tested. The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals says Amazon has been made aware of concerns with the unlisted smoke alarms but is still selling them.

Read the full article here:

http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Fire-Marshals-ask-Amazon-to-stop-selling-untested-smoke-alarms-386982331.html

 

Smoke and heat detection has had extensive testing in the United States for decades.  Some of the alarm products discussed here are coming from outside the US, and are not properly tested to US standards before being sold with online retailers.

BEWARE!  Before you buy that smoke detector online and save a few bucks, think about what the lives of your loved ones are worth that it's protecting.  If you have ANY doubts about whether the device will work when it's needed, you should not buy it.  Here are some brands that have been tested for years and proven themselves:

FirstAlert (BRK is also part of this group)

Kidde

Firex

I've personally purchased all of these brands, and believe they will stand behind their products.

 

Smoke detectors save lives, when they work the way they're intended.  That takes lots of testing.  Shop carefully.

 

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