The Lofgren and Zander Memorial Act goes into effect April 1 for Oregon families, requiring all one- or two-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings, or manufactured dwellings containing a CO source to have a carbon monoxide alarm installed upon sale or transfer. Rental properties and newly built homes with a CO source must also comply. The law is named in honor of Kara Zander of Beaverton, who died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning along with her boyfriend in 2002, as well as relatives of an Oregon family who were overcome by carbon monoxide in an Aspen, Colorado vacation home.
Odorless, colorless, and tasteless, carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States. The only safe way to detect this deadly gas is with a working CO alarm.
All of Kidde's CO alarms are UL-listed and include Nighthawk technology, which has been proven to be the world's most accurate CO sensing technology based on claims by major manufacturers. Learn more about How to Choose a CO Alarm or attend a CO safety event at your local The Home Depot store.
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