First Alert CO615 Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm with Battery Backup and Digital Display
First Alert CO615 carbon monoxide plug-in alarm detects CO in the air by the use of an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor. Installation is easy. Just plug it in to any wall outlet and you’re done. You can see the current levels of CO in parts per million on its backlit digital LED display. There is no need to worry about power outages because the alarm has a battery back-up. If you want to test if the unit still functions properly, use the test/silence button. This button also silences non-threatening alarms and low battery alarm. If the unit detects high concentrations of CO, it will send out a loud 85-decibel horn. It will re-alarm if CO levels are still high. The unit also has audio and visual indicators that warn you if the battery needs to be replaced or if a battery has been removed. When the unit needs to be replaced, the end-of-life alarm will sound 3 chirps. This product has a 5-year warranty. A 9-volt battery for power outage back-up is also included.
Recent studies have shown that Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of death in the United States due to accidental poisoning. CO poisoning is a silent killer. Many people don’t recognize it, and usually think that it’s just a common flu because it mimics its symptoms. They don’t even know that they are suffering from CO poisoning until death becomes imminent. CO is very hard to detect. To protect your family, especially your children, it is best to have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home. This device will warn you of the presence of CO in the air.
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What’s in the Package
One Carbon Monoxide Alarm, a 9-volt battery, and user manual.
Things to do when a CO alarm sounds
- Activate the test/silence button.
- Call 911 or the fire department.
- Go outside or to any place where you can breathe fresh air. Make sure that all persons have got out. Do not go inside until the emergency staff has arrived and removed the CO from the premises or until your CO alarm becomes normal again.
- Repeat the steps above if your CO alarm sounds again within 24 hours. Call a professional appliance technician to check if your fuel-burning appliances or equipment are leaking CO. If any equipment is defective, have it repaired immediately.
- Equipment that could be possible sources of CO that have not been checked by the technician should also be
inspected. Contact the manufacturers for more info about this equipment and CO safety. Motor vehicles in your
garage or those beside your home should be monitored. These are also CO sources.
This product is more advantageous than the other CO alarms because its design is well thought out and more professional. It also appears to be more sturdy and of higher quality.