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									                                                                                            To Prevent
                                                                                            Nuisance Alarms:
                                                                                            » Clean alarms following the
                                                                                              manufacturer’s instructions.
                                                                                            » Install alarms at least 10–15 feet

  Smoke
                                                                                              from the kitchen range.
                                                                                            » Use photoelectric alarms near
                                                                                                or in the kitchen. They are less



  Alarms
                                                                                                sensitive to cooking activity.
                                                                                            »   Choose an alarm that has
                                                                                                a silencing feature so that
                                      » Buy them!
(Detectors)
                                                                                                nuisance alarms can be stopped
                                      » Use them!                                               quickly and easily.

                                      » Take care of them!                                  »   Install alarms away from



 Can Save
                                                                                                bathrooms.

                                      Your life may                                         Know How to Escape:
                                                                                            » Plan your escape route, and
 Your Life
                                      depend on it!                                             practice leaving your home
                                                                                                during the day and night.
                                                                                            »   Assist those who need help.
                                                                                            »   Adjust your escape plan, if
                                                                                                necessary.
                                                                                            »   Select one place outside where
                                                                                                family members should meet.
                                      Report a product hazard or a product-related injury
                                      at www.SaferProducts.gov, or call CPSC’s toll-free    »   NEVER re-enter the home
                                      hotline at (800) 638-2772. A teletypewriter for the       once outside.
 A publication of the U.S. Consumer   deaf is available at (301) 595-7054.
    Product Safety Commission
                                                  Publication 557   RV 092011
Only Working Smoke Alarms Can Warn You in Time!
What Types of Smoke                             available that allows smoke alarms to be
Alarms to Install?                              interconnected without using wires.
Homeowners cannot predict what              »    Smoke alarms powered by house
type of fire might start in a home.              wiring should have battery back-up
Follow these guidelines to protect               because during a power outage, smoke                             smoke
                                                                                                  bedroom
                                                                                                                  alarm         bedroom
your family:                                     alarms with batteries will still provide                       (detector)

»  IF YOU DON’T HAVE SMOKE
                                                 protection.
   ALARMS IN YOUR HOME,                                                                           living room
                                            Where to Install
   GET THEM AND INSTALL THEM.
                                            Smoke Alarms:
»  Install both ionization- and
                                            » in each bedroom,                                        Basement
   photoelectric-type smoke
   alarms because ionization and            » on each level in the home, and                                                 MULTISTORY
   photoelectric alarms are better at       » outside sleeping areas.
   detecting distinctly different yet                                                       Take Care of Them:
   potentially fatal fires.
                                                                                            » Test each alarm monthly by
  Ionization detectors respond quickly to        kitchen     living room
                                                                                              pushing the test button.
  flaming fires; photoelectric detectors
  respond quicker to smoldering fires.
                                                                              bed-
                                                                              room
                                                                                     bed-
                                                                                     room   » Replace batteries once
                                                           smoke alarm     hallway              a year, or sooner, when
  There are combination smoke alarms             dining     (detector)
                                                 room                                           they make a
  that use both technologies.                                                        bed-       “chirping” sound.
»  Install interconnected smoke alarms
                                                                                     room

                                                                                            »   Replace alarms every
   because when one sounds, they all                                        SINGLE LEVEL        10 years, or follow the
   sound throughout the home.                                                                   manufacturer’s replacement
  Interconnected smoke alarms are                                                               instructions.
  typically connected using a wire,
  but newer wireless technology is

								
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