Approved Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
During recent fire investigations throughout Ontario, investigators have found incidents where the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms installed were not approved for use in Ontario.
Windsor Fire & Rescue Services wants to remind the public to check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure the product has been tested to meet Canadian requirements prior to purchasing. The alarms should have an approved marking on the package and on the alarm. For a list of approved markings, visit www.esasafe.com/electricalproducts/marks.
Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms sold in Canada shall comply with Underwriters Laboratory Canada (ULC) requirements, specifically CAN/ULC S531, Standard for Smoke Alarms.
Working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms provide early warning to evacuate your home in the event of an emergency. Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms monthly and change the batteries at least once a year. Replace smoke alarms that are more than ten years old, and follow manufacturer’s instructions for replacement of carbon monoxide alarms.
Working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms save lives!