Monday, March 25, 2013
Trust your smoke detector? That could be a lethal mistake!
at 8:12 PM
I saw this segment last night on 60 Minutes, and I was astounded that there hasn't been a wide spread push to clarify the truth to consumers that a large portion of the smoke detectors sold today are not saving lives---that they are not doing what we are told they will do. This is an epic failure!! Ninety percent of smoke detectors sold today will not protect you from all fires.
Did you know that?
I was flabberghasted at the response by the Consumer Protect Safety Commission.
If anyone has some free time, this is a great cause to take up. Please go to Change.org and start a campaign. We need to institute change. It will save hundreds, if not thousands of lives!!
You want to have a dual fire detector that has both photoelectric and ionization sensors.
We just checked ours tonight and while we had some dual systems, we didn't have all dual, so I ordered replacements tonight.
Please share this and pass it on to your family and friends. It will save lives and if anyone takes on this case, let me know and I will help share any petitions created on my blog as I get a lot of readers.
I lost my childhood home to a fire, and feel extremely blessed that my family and pets all escaped and got out safely. The fire chief told us had the fire occurred just 5 hours later, it likely would have been a recovery effort.
Labels: consumer protection and safety