On October 2, 2015, three members of the North Eastern Ohio Fire Prevention Association (NEOFPA) met with Consumer Product Safety Commission Commissioner Elliott Kaye and some of his staff regarding ionization smoke alarms.
Our members voiced concerns of the fire service regarding the continued use of ionization smoke alarms both in the retail environment and those that are currently installed in approximately 90% of American homes.
We discussed the possibilities of a product recall, package warnings, and any statements that the CPSC could provide to the fire service regarding the hazards of using an ionization smoke alarm as a stand-alone device.
The CPSC indicated they would conduct investigations into ionization smoke alarms in 2016 including further research and testing.
Download the minutes of the meeting here: [wpdm_package id=20]