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KPRC Channel 2 Houston “Will Smoke Detectors Keep Your Home Safe?”

November 17, 2015  |  KPRC Channel 2 Houston Investigates Ionization Smoke Alarm Failures. HOUSTON – It’s the middle of the night and your house catches fire. At this point, the most valuable thing in your home is your smoke detector, which is designed to sound the alarm when fire breaks out. That smoke detector’s sole purpose

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2015 Coloring Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to third grader Samantha Kause from Ms. Drucker’s class at St. Francis of Assisi School in Gates Mills for winning this year’s coloring contest! She won a pizza party for her entire third grade class as well as some goodies for herself including three photoelectric smoke alarms for her home. Second Place: Paige Bammerlin Mrs.

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NEOFPA Members Meet With CPSC Commissioner

On October 2, 2015, three members of the North Eastern Ohio Fire Prevention Association (NEOFPA) met with Consumer Product Safety Commission Commissioner Elliott Kaye and some of his staff regarding ionization smoke alarms. Our members voiced concerns of the fire service regarding the continued use of ionization smoke alarms both in the retail environment and

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The Today Show Australia Investigates Smoke Alarms

‘Today Investigates: Smoke Alarms’ Channel 9 Australia ‘Today Show’ 23 September 2015. Since June 2006 Australian and New Zealand Fire Brigades have been advocating for photoelectric smoke alarms. Australian Fire Brigades and the Logan City Council are urging legislation is passed to make photoelectric smoke alarms mandatory in all Australian homes. Watch the news story

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Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Save Family While Ionization Alarm Stays Silent

From Chagrin Falls, Ohio Fire Department: “Two people…scratch that, the wife was pregnant….three Chagrin Valley residents are alive this morning thanks to Photoelectric Smoke Alarms. They had three alarms, a Photoelectric on the first floor, Photoelectric in the basement, and Ionization on the second floor outside the bedrooms. Both Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Activated and the

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Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell & System Sensor Discontinue Ionization Smoke Detectors

On May 13th, 2015, Fire-Lite Alarms announced they had decided to discontinue the manufacture of ionization smoke detectors as of July 1, 2015. In their announcement, Fire-Lite stated, in part, “As technology progressed, photoelectric and multi-criteria detectors have evolved to provide comparable or better performance while delivering superior false alarm immunity. Due to their radioactive content, ionization detectors

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Photoelectric Language Added to the Residential Code of Ohio

As a result of the appeal from Mayfield Village, new language has been added to the Residential Code of Ohio requiring photoelectric smoke alarms. The new language takes effect for the municipalities involved in the appeal process on April 1, 2015. Sometime thereafter it will take effect statewide. The new language requires at least one

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Kidde Recalls 4.6 Million Fire Extinguishers That Could Fail

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Kudos to Elyria Fire Department who identified a problem with one of these recalled extinguishers and notified Kidde and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This, along with other complaints, led to the recall. Recall Summary: Name of Product: Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers. Hazard: A faulty valve component can cause the disposable

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