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New California Smoke Alarm Law

Thank you to blog sponsor, Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarms, for today’s public service announcement about the updated Smoke Alarm Law in California.

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Updated California Smoke Alarm Law

If you haven’t updated your smoke alarm in a while, this post is for you. Since their introduction in the 1970s, the majority of smoke alarms have relied on 9-volt or AA batteries for power. Today, “long-life” smoke alarms that provide continuous protection for ten years are available to consumers, and national fire experts such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend their use.

10 year smoke alarm

As of July 1, smoke and combination smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms powered by replaceable batteries are no longer available for sale in California, and you can only purchase long-life alarms. How great is that?

It’s certainly giving me and my family peace of mind. To help keep families safe, this new law requires that all battery-powered alarms approved for sale by the state fire marshal must be powered by a sealed, 10-year battery.

Here are some of the features of the Worry-free alarm that Kidde sent us:

smoke alarm features

Kidde Worry-Free smoke and combination alarms comply with the new law requirements and are available throughout California.

smoke alarm compliance

A recent survey reveals that one in three California homes needs its smoke alarms replaced – leaving millions of Californians at serious risk in the event of a residential fire.

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Kidde is offering one of our California readers a free Kidde Worry-free alarm, valued at $24.97. Simply leave a comment on this post before Saturday, October 17, 2015, for your chance to win. Winner will be chosen at random and must be 18 years or over and a California resident to win.

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