Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Importance of Carbon Monoxide and Smoke alarms

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Consider this dangerous, but common scenario - a homeowner deactivates a sounding smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) alarm and leaves the device disabled, opening up the entire household to a high-risk potential for undetected hazards. According to the Canadian National Fire Information Database, 80 per cent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms, often due to missing alarm batteries or expired alarms. This is why, we partnered with First Alert to remind ourselves the importance of Carbon Monoxide and Smoke alarms.


First Alert® is Canada's most trusted brand in home safety and an industry leader in offering families peace of mind. First Alert develops and designs innovative safety solutions including smart home products, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, fire extinguishers and more to transform the way people live. Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018, First Alert continues to push the boundaries of what's possible with advancements in technology and detection to help people protect what matters most. First Alert offers several smoke and CO alarms equipped with 10-year sealed lithium batteries, which we can purchase online and at retailers throughout Canada. 

We are using First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display and First Alert Smoke Alarm in our home. We like that these devices have a 10-year sealed battery, which means we no longer need to remember to replace batteries for the life of the alarms. 10-year alarms eliminate the risk of ever having an alarm deactivated due to battery removal. The tamperproof, sealed lithium battery powers the alarm for a full 10 years, eliminating costly battery replacements and annoying low battery chirps. By the end of its 10 year life, it notifies the need for replacing. 
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First Alert 10-year Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display features a digital display that shows the temperature in the room or current peak CO levels when detected. The CO710A uses an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor and emits a loud alarm if CO levels are detected at dangerous levels. The convenient peak function captures and allows us to retrieve the highest CO level recorded in the home. We like that it is designed to either sit attractively on a tabletop or mount on the wall. 
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First Alert 10-year Battery Smoke Alarm features a non-removable, 10-year battery. It is a low-profile alarm that uses the most advanced smoke sensor - providing the highest level of smoke detection while minimizing false alarms. It is half the size of a standard smoke alarm and has a simple twist mount and DIY hardware, which is easy to install. The detector has a slim contemporary design for easy integration into any home dรฉcor. 
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Here are some tips...

  • The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that smoke alarms be installed on every level of the home, including the basement, inside each bedroom and in the main corridors, and carbon monoxide alarms should be installed on each level of the home and in a central location outside each bedroom. 2017 First Alert Survey showed majority of Canadians do not have the recommended number of smoke alarms installed to protect their home from the threats of smoke and fire.
  • Once alarms are installed, be sure to properly maintain them by testing regularly. First Alert alarms are equipped with a test button to make this easy.
  • Replace batteries every six months. If you have the added benefit of 10-year alarms, you don't need to worry about battery replacement, but it's still important to test the alarms.
  • If you can't remember or don't know how old an alarm is, it is best to replace the entire unit.
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Installing these safety devices in our home gives us a peace of mind, as it can help us in cases of fire, smoke, and CO. Carbon Monoxide is often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless and colourless gas that can be produced by any fuel-burning device, such as a furnace, boiler, stove or car. CO poisoning is the number one cause of accidental poisoning in Canada and is responsible for more than 300 deaths each year. CO alarms are the only way to detect and protect our families from this poisonous gas. So let's do our part to make our homes safer. 

Giveaway:
If you live in Canada and would like to win the following two products please enter the giveaway below using the giveaway tool. This giveaway ends on October 20th. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win
one First Alert 10-year Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display (CO710A) $57.99 CDN and  
one First Alert 10-year Battery Photoelectric Smoke Alarm (PR710A) $37.99 CDN

53 comments:

  1. Yes we do have them on both floors! Would love to win these so I can gift them to a family in need.

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  2. We just moved into a 20 year old home last week and no we don't currently have a Smoke and CO alarm on every floor of our home yet.

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  3. We have one! I would love to add another to our home!

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  4. I would love to win these for our home. my top floor could use a Carbon Monoxide Alarm and my main floor could really use a new smoke alarm because the one we have is original to the house and would like to upgrade

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  5. Although I have a smoke detector on every floor, I do not have a CO alarm... yet ๐Ÿ˜‰.

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  6. We do have one in every level of our home, and I would love these so I can replace some of my older ones

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  7. I have the fire alarm on both floors but the carbon monoxide is in the basement

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  8. We don't currently have a Smoke and CO alarm on every floor! We have fire alarm on all three floor but only have the CO alarm in basement and upstairs, not on main floor. I also need to replace a fire alarm as it is expiring soon.

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  9. We don't have actual CO alarms plugged in but we have sensors attached to our alarm system for both smoke and CO.

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  10. I don't have Co Alarm but do have smoke detectors.
    Florence Cochrane

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  11. I do have a Smoke and CO alarm in on the top floor of my home. I want to win these products for my downstairs.

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  12. I have smoke detectors on every floor but not a CO detector! I would like to win, so that I do, especially with a new Grandson!! :)

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  13. I do have a Smoke and CO alarm in every floor of our home. I would like to win to replace one that is getting old.

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  14. We have them on both floors of our home but I would love to win one for my daughter!

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  15. I only have one smoke alarm in my house!! Bad I know, I need to get a couple more. That is why I want to win this contest! I don`t have a Carbon monoxide alarm. We don`t need that here.

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  16. I don't have any Carbon Monoxide Alarms but I do have smoke detectors on each floor. I would love to win so I could have a CO alarm.

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  17. I have smoke detectors but no carbon detector so would love to have one

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  18. we only have a fire detector. We should have a carbon monxide alarm!

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  19. No, I had one upstairs, but it started to malfunction and I've been lazy about replacing it.

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  20. we only have a co alarm in the basement. there's smoke detectors on each floor. I would feel more safe knowing we have a co alarm on every floor

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  21. We have smoke detectors on each floor and a CO detector on one floor but not on the other. It would be great to win this to be fully equipped on both floors.

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  22. I don't have a carbon monoxide alarm on every floor. I do have a few smoke alarms on every floor. I will soon need a new smoke alarm as they are only good for ten years and I need a carbon monoxide alarm.

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  23. I only have a smoke alarm in my house now after reading this information feel stupid for not having a carbon monoxide alarm as well. I love the 10 year battery feature.

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  24. We have smoke detectors in our home but we don't have a CO detector. I'd love to win to add these products to our household and increase our safety.

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  25. I do have a smoke alarm on each floor, but my carbon monoxide looks out dated .I only have one downstairs, I am thinking of getting a new one soon,

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  26. I do have them but need a new one in the basement.

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  27. I have smoke detectors all around our home but I don't think there are CO detectors. I would love to win this for peace of mind. Thanks!

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  28. smoke, yes; CO, no. Very necessary for all homes. should would help the safety factor. thanks

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  29. We do have a smoke and fire alarm on every floor. Would love to win this because it sounds like a trusted product!

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  30. we do have one on every floor - would love to be able to put on in each bedroom too

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  31. Yes we do. I would love to win and give them to a senior couple we know that does not. (Judy Cowan)

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  32. Follow on Instagram as @poodlemom123 (Judy Cowan)

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  33. No, I only have one in the bedroom. I would like to be able to put one on every floor

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  34. I don't have a Smoke and CO alarm in every floor of my home and the ones I do are very old - actually got a nice from management that they need to be replaced but the cost was far more than I expected so a win would be wonderful as it would give me piece of mind that I'm safe again. Thank you

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  35. I do have one on every floor and smoke/co combos in all bedrooms. Some of them are coming up to be replaced now which is always a big expense but necessary

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  36. Yes we have smoke alarms on every floor in our home.

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  37. I have one on the main floor, but should get one on the second story
    (Debbie W)

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  38. We have two - one on the main and in the basement. *Gulp* hasn't been replaced since we moved in 12 years ago. Press button on both still works....guess time to invest in safety. Yikes, gotta take care of what is important. Our precious cargo.

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  39. we do, but my mother's house does not
    jan

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  40. I don't have a CO alarm but I do have a smoke alarm upstairs. We definitely need a better system.

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  41. Debbie White-BeattieOctober 8, 2018 at 9:51 PM

    I have separate alarms on my main floor but I never thought of putting on every floor but I guess it's a good idea which is why I'd like to win.

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  42. I only have a CO alarm on the bottom floor, I really need them upstairs!

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  43. We have smoke alarms in every room but I would like to win because our granddaughter just moved into a new home and we want her to be safe too. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway to keep someone safe.

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  44. smoke detectors, yes, but not CO. safety is of primary concern so the dual alarm would be more than welcome. thx

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  45. We have smoke detectors and CO2 detectors on every floor. Ours CO2 detectors are an older model that our landlord installed and I would rest easier with these ones! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  46. We don’t have one on every floor, but I now realize we should

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  47. I would love to win because we don’t have one on every floor, and we really should.

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  48. I have a co2 detector on the basement but one upstairs would be good idea too.

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  49. We sure do, but the main floor ones are getting a bit older and it's probably time for new ones!
    Kristi R.

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  50. We have all alarms in place, but I do know 2 of them will be needing to be replaced before the winter is over!

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  51. I have one smoke detector in the house and NO CO2 detectors - that is why I would like to win, for my safety

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  52. We have one fire alarm in my bedroom , and no co detectors. It kind of scares me as I have a bad habit of leaving the stove on, and I have already lost everything in a fire already once in my life! So I try not to use the stove unless my mother is there to watch me. I would prefer to use the microwave, and a toaster oven as most toaster ovens turn themselves off, I need one here :)

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  53. We have smoke and CO2 detectors on every floor. We'd like to win these because one of them is over 10 years old, and we'd like to give the others to our son.

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