You're probably wondering: “Does it really matter which type I have in my home?” Yes, very much so:
If fire officials had really understood the difference between the two technologies, like they're starting to learn now, there's a good chance our kids would be alive today.
My daughter Julie died in a house that had 17 ionization smoke detectors – and by the time the very first one went off, three kids had died.Read Andrea and Julie's story
NewsNet5 in Cleveland Ohio aired the story on the new photoelectric smoke alarm language in the Residential Code of Ohio. This code covers new construction of all one, two and three family homes. This language requiring
Fox 19 Cincinnati found that a 2013 law requiring photoelectric smoke alarms in rental properties in Cincinnati, Ohio isn’t being aggressively enforced by the city. Watch the two-part investigation series HERE
News & Announcements
May 20, 2015 By Earl Lee Warning
On May 13th, 2015, Fire-Lite Alarms announced they had decided to discontinue the manufacture of ionization smoke detectors as of July 1, 2015. In their announcement, Fire-Lite stated, in part, “As technology progressed, photoelectric and multi-criteria
March 11, 2015 By Earl Lee Warning
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a letter to Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) acknowledges the need to improve smoke alarm performance! The CPSC is encouraging UL to adopt new flaming and smoldering polyurethane foam
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