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TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2016 /CNW/ - A new Ipsos poll shows that Ontario's mandatory CO alarm law is improving safety. Fifty-six per cent of Ontarians say they have installed carbon monoxide (CO) alarms outside sleeping areas in their homes as a direct result of the law, with 28 per cent paying closer attention to the dangers of CO gas. Results come at a good time as colder temperatures increase carbon monoxide safety concerns with the use of furnaces, heaters, fireplaces and other fuel-fired appliances.
"You cannot see, taste or smell this gas, the only safe way to detect it is with functioning carbon monoxide alarms. As the clocks go back this month, it's important not to simply put new batteries into outdated alarms, but to check the age of your alarms as well," says Carol Heller, Home Safety Specialist with Kidde Canada.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends replacing any CO alarms made prior to 2009 whether they are plug-in, battery powered or hardwired. Kidde's newest generation of "Worry-Free" smoke and carbon monoxide alarms have a sealed 10-year lithium battery that lasts the entire life of the alarm.
SOURCE Kidde Canada
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