WEWS: What to look for when choosing a smoke alarm

When you walk down the smoke alarm aisle, there are lots of claims that catch your eye.

In big bold letters the packaging says long-life battery, tamperproof and maximum protection. Our 5 On Your Side consumer investigation found it’s the fine print you really need to pay attention to when buying a detector.

If you look along the crease or back of smoke alarm packaging, you typically find a warning about the different types of smoke alarm technology.


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