Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Is Your Home Safe? (cont.)
8. What should you do when the CO detector/alarm sounds?
9. How should a consumer test a
CO detector/alarm to make sure it is working?
10. What is the role of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in preventing CO poisoning?
CPSC worked closely with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to help develop the safety standard (UL 2034) for CO detectors/alarms. CPSC helps promote carbon monoxide safety awareness to raise awareness of CO hazards and the need for regular maintenance of fuel-burning appliances. CPSC recommends that every home have a CO detector/alarm that meets the requirements of the most recent UL standard 2034 or the IAS 6-96 standard in the hallway near every separate sleeping area. CPSC also works with industry to develop voluntary and mandatory standards for fuel-burning appliances.
11. Do some cities require that CO
detectors/alarms be installed?
12. Should CO detectors/alarms be
used in motor homes and other recreational vehicles?
Some of the above information has been provided with the kind permission of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Document #466 (www.cpsc.gov).
Last Editorial Review: 11/25/2002
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