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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety

Often called the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is created when fuels burn incompletely (fuels like natural gas, gasoline, wood or coal). Heating and cooking equipment in the home can also be sources of carbon monoxide.

Safety Articles

You've come to the right place for carbon monoxide (CO) safety information! Be sure to review the helpful information below.


Carbon Monoxide Safety Basics

Safeguarding your home and family from a threat that you can’t see, smell or taste may sound like a tall order. But if you know the risks and choose the right products, it’s actually pretty easy.


Carbon Monoxide Laws in Ontario

Ontario’s CO alarm law brings a consistent level of protection to all Ontarians.


How To Choose the Best Carbon Monoxide Alarm for Your Home

We recommend choosing CO alarms that have the most accurate sensing technology available. The more accurate the alarm, the greater chance you and your family have of responding appropriately to the problem.


Carbon Monoxide Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about carbon monoxide and find commonly asked questions about using CO alarms to help protect against this dangerous and potentially deadly gas.


Carbon Monoxide Dangers & Risks

A better understanding of carbon monoxide safety, including its sources, dangers, and health risks, can go a long way in preventing many of these deaths and hospitalizations.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms from Kidde

The leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in North America, Carbon Monoxide (CO) is odorless, tasteless and invisible – it's a silent killer. The only safe way to know if carbon monoxide is present is to install carbon monoxide detectors (alarms) on every level of your home and in sleeping areas. Kidde has been making CO alarms with electrochemical sensing technology for years.

Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Indoor Air Quality Monitor

Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm with smart features

Kidde Sealed Lithium Battery Power Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display