Families at Risk Due to Aging Smoke Alarms
More than a quarter of U.S. homes built prior to 2002 - approximately 17 million - may require updated fire safety equipment, according to a new survey conducted by Qualtrics on behalf of Kidde, the leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products. The survey, launched in conjunction with Home Safety Month in June, found that 20 percent of respondents had never replaced a smoke alarm, and another six percent hadn’t replaced alarms in the last decade. Aging smoke alarms may not operate efficiently and often cause nuisance alarms.
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How Old is Your Home?
If you live in a home that was built before 2002 and either have never replaced your alarms or haven’t done so in the past decade, replace them today. Also replace existing smoke alarms if you recently moved into a home that’s 10 or more years old. Kidde’s 10-Year Sealed Battery Smoke Alarm offers maintenance-free protection for a decade and never needs its battery replaced. Kidde’s Intelligent Combination Alarm offers protection from fire and carbon monoxide in one unit while significantly reducing nuisance alarms, such as those caused by cooking. Read the full press release.