Kidde Aims to Make Life Worry-Free for Homeowners
Worry-Free alarms offer a variety of benefits to the millions of Americans who rely on continuous hard-wire or battery powered smoke and carbon monoxide detection in their homes. The battery powered alarms contain a sealed, long-life lithium battery lasting 10 years (the life of the alarm), meaning they are always on. The AC hard-wire powered alarms contain a 10-year sealed lithium battery backup, meaning they are always on – even during power outages when batteries can drain quickly.
This line of alarms uses one battery for the life of the alarm to provide 24/7 fire safety protection, eliminating the hassles of low battery chirps and battery replacement. Additionally, the smoke alarms also have location-based attributes which makes it easy to select the right alarm for the right location in your home. The Worry-Free CO alarms are the first and only UL-listed carbon monoxide alarms proven to provide a decade of protection- up to twice the lifespan in other available alarms.
Kidde developed the Worry-Free line to address common consumer complaints with batteries. A recent survey conducted by Kelton on behalf of Kidde, found millions of American homeowners rank a smoke alarm’s low battery chirp as their number one home fire safety complaint. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) cites missing or disconnected batteries as the main reason smoke alarms fail to operate in residential fires. The NFPA and the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) recommend for smoke alarms to be powered by 10-year, sealed-in batteries, in an effort to reduce the risks with missing batteries.
Frequently Asked Questions: Worry-Free Alarms
Press Release on New Worry-Free CO Alarms
Safety Activity Sheet
Maryland Law Requires Sealed-in Battery Smoke Alarms in Homes
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