HOW TO INSTALL THIS SMOKE ALARM
USER’S MANUAL
THE PARTS OF THIS SMOKE ALARM
BATTERY POWERED
SMOKE ALARM
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS!
1. Hold base firmly and pull up on cover tab marked “OPEN HERE.”
This will open the hinged cover. The cover may unsnap from the base
if it's opened too far. This will not damage the unit—the cover hinge
snaps back into place easily.
1. “OPEN HERE” tab
2. Cover hinge
3. Test button
Model FG250RV
4. Power/alarm indicator
2. Hold the Smoke Alarm base against the ceiling (or wall) and make a
mark at the center of each of the mounting slots with a pencil.
3. Put the unit where it won’t get covered with dust when you drill the
mounting holes.
4. Using a 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit, drill a hole through each pencil mark.
5. Insert the plastic screw anchors (in the plastic bag with screws) into
the holes. Tap the screw anchors gently with a hammer, if necessary,
until they are flush with the ceiling or wall.
Cover Open
1. “Open Here”
2. Test button or Test/Silence
button
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ
CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
This user’s manual contains important information
about your Smoke Alarm’s operation. If you are
installing this Smoke Alarm for use by others,
you must leave this manual—or a copy of it
—with the end user.
3. Smoke alarm base
CONFORMS TO
4. “No Battery” tab
UL STD 217
5. Mounting slots
Model
FG250RV
6. Tighten the screws (provided) into the screw anchors, then loosen
them two turns.
7. Fit the Smoke Alarm over the screw heads as shown. Close cover.
8. If the Smoke Alarm cover does not line up the way you want it, rotate
the base and re-tighten the screws.
6. Install 9V battery here
7. Locking pin slot
9. Activate the battery. With the cover open, remove and reinstall the
battery so the terminals on the battery match the terminals on the
Smoke Alarm. Match “+” to “+” and “-” to “-.” Push the battery in
until it snaps in securely and cannot be shaken loose.
If the battery is not snapped in completely, the unit cannot receive
battery power. The Smoke Alarm may beep briefly when you install
the battery—this is normal.
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing BRK Brands, Inc. for your Smoke Alarm needs.
You have purchased a state-of-the-art Smoke Alarm designed to provide
you with early warning of a fire. Key features include:
Silence Feature - Silences nuisance alarms.
Hinged Cover Design - Allows for fast, easy installation and battery
replacement.
Lighted Power and Alarm Indicator - LED reassures that the battery is
properly connected and is supplying power. Provides a visual indication
of what unit initiated the alarm.
Tamper Resistant Locking Pin - Locks alarm cover to prevent removal
of battery. Perfect for apartment, dormitory or hotel applications.
RV Approved - Approved for use in Recreational Vehicles.
Test/Silence Button - One touch button combines both features.
Low Battery Indicator - Beeping signal warns when battery needs
replacing.
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All BRK® Smoke Alarms conform to regulatory requirements,
including UL217 and are designed to detect particles of combustion.
Smoke particles of varying number and size are produced in all fires.
Ionization technology is generally more sensitive than photoelectric
technology at detecting small particles, which tend to be produced
in greater amounts by flaming fires, which consume combustible
materials rapidly and spread quickly. Sources of these fires may include
paper burning in a wastebasket, or a grease fire in the kitchen.
Photoelectric technology is generally more sensitive than ionization
technology at detecting large particles, which tend to be produced
in greater amounts by smoldering fires, which may smolder for
hours before bursting into flame. Sources of these fires may include
cigarettes burning in couches or bedding.
For maximum protection, use both types of Smoke Alarms on each
level and in every bedroom of your home.
FIRE SAFETY TIPS
Follow safety rules and prevent hazardous situations: 1) Use smoking
materials properly. Never smoke in bed. 2) Keep matches or lighters away
from children; 3) Store flammable materials in proper containers; 4) Keep
electrical appliances in good condition and don’t overload electrical
circuits; 5) Keep stoves, barbecue grills, fireplaces and chimneys greaseand debris-free; 6) Never leave anything cooking on the stove unattended;
7) Keep portable heaters and open flames, like candles, away from
flammable materials; 8) Don’t let rubbish accumulate.
Keep alarms clean, and test them weekly. Replace alarms immediately if
they are not working properly. Smoke Alarms that do not work cannot alert
you to a fire. Keep at least one working fire extinguisher on every floor, and
an additional one in the kitchen. Have fire escape ladders or other reliable
means of escape from an upper floor in case stairs are blocked.
BEFORE YOU INSTALL THIS SMOKE ALARM
IMPORTANT! Read “Recommended Locations for Smoke Alarms”
and “Locations to Avoid for Smoke Alarms” before beginning. This unit
monitors the air, and when smoke reaches its sensing chamber, it alarms.
It can give you more time to escape before fire spreads. This unit can
ONLY give an early warning of developing fires if it is installed, maintained
and located where smoke can reach it, and where all residents can hear
it, as described in this manual. This unit will not sense gas, heat, or
flame. It cannot prevent or extinguish fires.
Understand The Different Type of Smoke Alarms
Battery powered or electrical? Different Smoke Alarms provide
different types of protection. See “About Smoke Alarms” for details.
Know Where To Install Your Smoke Alarms
Fire Safety Professionals recommend at least one Smoke Alarm on every
level of your home, in every bedroom, and in every bedroom hallway or
separate sleeping area. See “Recommended Locations For Smoke
Alarms” and “Locations To Avoid For Smoke Alarms” for details.
Know What Smoke Alarms Can and Can’t Do
A Smoke Alarm can help alert you to fire, giving you precious time to
escape. It can only sound an alarm once smoke reaches the sensor.
See “Limitations of Smoke Alarms” for details.
Check Your Local Building Codes
This Smoke Alarm is designed to be used in a typical single-family
home. It alone will not meet requirements for boarding houses,
apartment buildings, hotels or motels. See “Special Compliance
Considerations” for details.
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Once the battery is installed, the red power indicator light (behind the
test button) will flash once a minute to show you the Smoke Alarm is
working.
This unit is designed to be
mounted on the ceiling, or
on the wall if necessary.
This unit will not alert hearing impaired residents. It is recommended that you install special units which use devices like
flashing strobe lights to alert hearing impaired residents.
Do not connect this unit to any other alarm or auxiliary device.
It is a single-station unit that cannot be linked to other devices.
Connecting anything else to this unit may prevent it from working
properly.
Unit will not operate without battery power. The Smoke Alarm
cannot work until you install the battery in the correct position
(Match “+” to “+” and “-” to “-”).
This Smoke Alarm has a battery guard which prevents it from
closing unless a battery is installed. This warns you the unit will
not operate without a battery.
Do not install this unit over an electrical junction box. Air currents
around junction boxes can prevent smoke from reaching the
sensing chambers and prevent the unit from alarming. Only AC
powered units are intended for installation over junction boxes.
Do not stand too close to the unit when the alarm is sounding.
It is loud to wake you in an emergency. Exposure to the horn at
close range may harm your hearing.
Do not paint over the unit. Paint may clog the openings to the
sensing chambers and prevent the unit from operating properly.
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Tools you will need:
• Drill with 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit
• Pencil
• Standard flathead screwdriver
• Hammer
10. Close the cover all the way.
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WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE
NEVER use an open flame of any kind to test this unit. You
might accidentally damage or set fire to the unit or to your home.
The built-in test switch accurately tests the unit’s operation as
required by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL).
If the Alarm ever fails to test properly, replace it immediately.
Products under warranty may be returned to the manufacturer
for replacement. See “Limited Warranty” for details.
DO NOT stand close to the alarm when the horn is sounding.
Exposure at close range may be harmful to your hearing. When
testing, step away when horn starts sounding.
It is important to test this unit every week to make sure it is working
properly. Using the test button is the recommended way to test this
Smoke Alarm. Press and hold the test button on the cover of the unit until
the alarm sounds (the unit may continue to alarm for a few seconds after
you release the button). If it does not alarm, make sure the unit is receiving
power and test it again. If it still does not alarm, replace it immediately.
During testing you will hear a loud, repeating horn pattern: 3 beeps, pause,
3 beeps, pause; and the Red LED will flash rapidly.
REGULAR MAINTENANCE
This unit has been designed to be as maintenance free as possible, but
there are a few simple things you must do to keep it working properly.
• Test it at least once a week.
• Clean the Smoke Alarm at least once a month; gently vacuum the
outside of the Smoke Alarm using your household vacuum’s soft
brush attachment. Test the Smoke Alarm. Never use water, cleaners
or solvents since they may damage the unit.
• If the Smoke Alarm becomes contaminated by excessive dirt, dust
and/or grime, and cannot be cleaned to avoid unwanted alarms,
replace the unit immediately.
• Relocate the unit if it sounds frequent unwanted alarms. See
“Locations to Avoid for Smoke Alarms” for details.
• When the battery becomes weak, the Smoke Alarm unit will “chirp”
about once a minute (the low battery warning). This low battery warning
should last 7 days, but you should replace the battery immediately to
continue your protection. Note: If locking pin is engaged see "Locking
Feature" section for unlocking instructions.
Choosing a replacement battery:
Your Smoke Alarm requires one standard 9V battery. The following
batteries are acceptable as replacements: Duracell #MN1604, Eveready
(Energizer) #522. You may also use a Lithium battery like the Ultralife
U9VL-J, U9VL-J-P for longer service life between battery changes.
These batteries are available at many local retail stores.
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Insert Locking Pin
To lock/unlock the cover to the base:
1. Using needle-nose pliers or a utility knife, detach locking
pin from back of alarm base.
2. Insert locking pin into the slot located on the front of the
alarm as shown in the diagram.
3. Remove pin to unlock and replace battery.
WEEKLY TESTING
Always use the exact batteries specified by this User’s Manual.
DO NOT use rechargeable batteries. Clean the battery contacts
and also those of the device prior to battery installation. Install
batteries correctly with regard to polarity (+ and -).
Please dispose of or recycle used batteries properly, following
any local regulations. Consult your local waste management
authority or recycling organization to find an electronics
recycling facility in your area. DO NOT DISPOSE OF BATTERIES
IN FIRE. BATTERIES MAY EXPLODE OR LEAK.
Keep battery out of reach of children. In the event a battery
is swallowed, immediately contact your poison control center,
your physician, or the National Battery Ingestion hotline at
202-625-3333 as serious injury may occur.
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Don’t panic; stay calm. Follow your family escape plan.
Get out of the house as quickly as possible. Don’t stop to
get dressed or collect anything.
Feel doors with the back of your hand before opening them.
If a door is cool, open it slowly. Don’t open a hot door. Keep doors
and windows closed, unless you must escape through them.
Cover your nose and mouth with a cloth (preferably damp).
Take short, shallow breaths.
Meet at your planned meeting place outside your home,
and do a head count to make sure everybody got out safely.
Call the Fire Department as soon as possible from outside.
Give your address, then your name.
Never go back inside a burning building for any reason.
Contact your Fire Department for ideas on making your home safer.
Alarms have various limitations. See "Limitations of Smoke Alarms"
for details.
IF YOU SUSPECT A PROBLEM
Smoke Alarms may not operate properly because of dead, missing or
weak batteries, a build-up of dirt, dust or grease on the Smoke Alarm
cover, or installation in an improper location. Clean the Smoke Alarm as
described in “Regular Maintenance,” and install a fresh battery, then test
the Smoke Alarm again. If it fails to test properly when you use the test
button, or if the problem persists, replace the Smoke Alarm immediately.
• If you hear a “chirp” once a minute, replace the battery.
• If you experience frequent non-emergency alarms (like those
caused by cooking smoke), try relocating the Smoke Alarm.
• If the alarm sounds when no smoke is visible, try cleaning or
relocating the Smoke Alarm. The cover may be dirty.
• If the alarm does not sound during testing, try installing a new
battery, and make sure it is snapped in securely.
Do not try fixing the alarm yourself – this will void your warranty!
If the Smoke Alarm is still not operating properly, and it is still under
warranty, please see “How to Obtain Warranty Service” below.
RECOMMENDED LOCATIONS FOR SMOKE ALARMS
Installing Smoke Alarms in Single-Family Residences
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), recommends one Smoke
Alarm on every floor, in every sleeping area, and in every bedroom. In new
construction, the Smoke Alarms must be AC powered and interconnected.
See “Agency Placement Recommendations” for details. For additional
coverage, it is recommended that you install a Smoke Alarm in all rooms,
halls, storage areas, finished attics, and basements, where temperatures
normally remain between 40˚ F (4.4˚ C) and 100˚ F (37.8˚ C). Make sure
no door or other obstruction could keep smoke from reaching the Smoke
Alarms.
More specifically, install Smoke Alarms:
• On every level of your home, including finished attics and basements.
• Inside every bedroom, especially if people sleep with the door partly
or completely closed.
• In the hall near every sleeping area. If your home has multiple
sleeping areas, install a unit in each. If a hall is more than 40 feet
long (12 meters), install a unit at each end.
• At the top of the first-to-second floor stairway, and at bottom of the
basement stairway.
Specific requirements for Smoke Alarm installation vary from state to
state and from region to region. Check with your local Fire Department
for current requirements in your area. It is recommended AC or AC/DC
units be interconnected for added protection.
Actual service life depends on the Smoke Alarm and the environment
in which it is installed. All the batteries specified above are acceptable
replacement batteries for this unit. Regardless of the manufacturer’s
suggested battery life, you MUST replace the battery immediately once
the unit starts “chirping” (the “low battery warning”).
IF THIS SMOKE ALARM SOUNDS
During an alarm, you will hear a loud, repeating horn pattern:
3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, pause; and the Red LED will flash rapidly.
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If the unit alarms and you are not testing the unit, it is warning you
of a potentially dangerous situation that requires your immediate
attention. NEVER ignore any alarm. Ignoring the alarm may result
in injury or death.
Never remove the batteries from a battery operated Smoke Alarm
to stop an unwanted alarm (caused by cooking smoke, etc.).
Removing batteries disables the alarm so it cannot sense smoke,
and removes your protection. Instead open a window or fan the
smoke away from the unit. The alarm will reset automatically.
If the unit alarms get everyone out of the house immediately.
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Early warning detection is best achieved by the installation of fire detection
equipment in all rooms and areas of the household as follows: A Smoke Alarm
installed in each separate sleeping area (in the vicinity, but outside bedrooms),
and Heat or Smoke Alarms in the living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms,
kitchens, hallways, finished attics, furnace rooms, closets, utility and storage
rooms, basements, and attached garages.
LOCATIONS TO AVOID FOR SMOKE ALARMS
For best performance, it is recommended you AVOID installing Smoke
Alarms in these areas:
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Where combustion particles are produced. Combustion particles form when
something burns. Areas to avoid include poorly ventilated kitchens, garages,
and furnace rooms. Keep units at least 20 feet (6 meters) from the sources
of combustion particles (stove, furnace, water heater, space heater) if
possible. In areas where a 20-foot (6 m) distance is not possible – in modular,
mobile, or smaller homes, for example – it is recommended the Smoke
Alarm be placed as far from these fuel-burning sources as possible. The
placement recommendations are intended to keep these Alarms at a
reasonable distance from a fuel-burning source, and thus reduce “unwanted”
alarms. Unwanted alarms can occur if a Smoke Alarm is placed directly next
to a fuel-burning source. Ventilate these areas as much as possible.
In air streams near kitchens. Air currents can draw cooking smoke into the
sensing chamber of a Smoke Alarm near the kitchen.
In very damp, humid or steamy areas, or directly near bathrooms with
showers. Keep units at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from showers,
saunas, dishwashers, etc.
Where the temperatures are regularly below 40˚ F (4.4˚ C) or above 100˚ F
(37.8˚ C), including unheated buildings, outdoor rooms, porches, or
unfinished attics or basements.
In very dusty, dirty, or greasy areas. Do not install a Smoke Alarm directly over
the stove or range. Keep laundry room Smoke Alarms free of dust or lint.
Near fresh air vents, ceiling fans, or in very drafty areas. Drafts can blow
smoke away from the unit, preventing it from reaching the sensing chamber.
In insect infested areas. Insects can clog openings to the sensing chamber
and cause unwanted alarms.
Less than 12 inches (305mm) away from fluorescent lights. Electrical “noise”
can interfere with the sensor.
In “dead air” spaces. “Dead air” spaces may prevent smoke from reaching
the Smoke Alarm.
Avoiding Dead Air Spaces
“Dead air” spaces may prevent smoke from reaching the Smoke Alarm.
To avoid dead air spaces, follow the installation recommendations below.
On ceilings, install Smoke Alarms as close to the center of the ceiling as
possible. If this is not possible, install the Smoke Alarm at least 4 inches
(102 mm) from the wall or corner.
For wall mounting (if allowed by building codes), the top edge of Smoke
Alarms should be placed between 4 inches (102 mm) and 12 inches (305 mm)
from the wall/ceiling line, below typical “dead air” spaces.
On a peaked, gabled, or cathedral ceiling, install the first Smoke Alarm within
3 feet (0.9 meters) of the peak of the ceiling, measured horizontally. Additional
Smoke Alarms may be required depending on the length, angle, etc. of the
ceiling's slope. Refer to NFPA 72 for details on requirements for sloped or
peaked ceilings.
ABOUT SMOKE ALARMS
Battery (DC) operated Smoke Alarms: Provide protection even when electricity
fails, provided the batteries are fresh and correctly installed. Units are easy to
install, and do not require professional installation. However, they do not provide
interconnected functionality.
AC powered Smoke Alarms: Can be interconnected so if one unit senses
smoke, all units alarm. They do not operate if electricity fails.
AC with battery (DC) back-up: will operate if electricity fails, provided the
batteries are fresh and correctly installed. AC and AC/DC units must be installed
by a qualified electrician.
Wireless Interconnected Alarms: Offer the same interconnected functionality
as with hardwired alarms, without wires. Units are easy to install and do not
require professional installation. They provide protection even when electricity
fails, provided the batteries are fresh and correctly installed.
Smoke Alarms for Solar or Wind Energy users and battery backup power
systems: AC powered Smoke Alarms should only be operated with true or pure
sine wave inverters. Operating this Smoke Alarm with most battery-powered
UPS (uninterruptible power supply) products or square wave or “quasi sine
wave” inverters will damage the Alarm. If you are not sure about your inverter
or UPS type, please consult with the manufacturer to verify.
Smoke Alarms for the hearing impaired: Special purpose Smoke Alarms
should be installed for the hearing impaired. They include a visual alarm and
an audible alarm horn, and meet the requirements of the Americans With
Disabilities Act. Can be interconnected so if one unit senses smoke, all units
alarm.
Smoke alarms are not to be used with detector guards unless the
combination has been evaluated and found suitable for that purpose.
All these Smoke Alarms are designed to provide early warning of fires if located,
installed and cared for as described in the user’s manual, and if smoke reaches
them. If you are unsure which type of Smoke Alarm to install, refer to Chapter 2
of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 72 (National Fire
Alarm and Signaling Code) and NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code). National Fire
Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269-9101.
Local building codes may also require specific units in new construction or
in different areas of the home.
SPECIAL COMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS
RESPONDING TO AN ALARM
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California State Fire Marshal (CSFM)
11. Test the Smoke Alarm. See “Weekly Testing.”
LOCKING FEATURE
Locking Pin
AGENCY PLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
NFPA 72 Chapter 29
“For your information, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code,
NFPA 72, reads as follows:”
29.5.1* Required Detection.
29.5.1.1* Where required by other governing laws, codes, or standards
for a specific type of occupancy, approved single and multiple-station
smoke alarms shall be installed as follows:
(1)*In all sleeping rooms and guest rooms
(2)*Outside of each separate dwelling unit sleeping area, within 21 ft
(6.4 m) of any door to a sleeping room, with the distance measured
along a path of travel
(3) On every level of a dwelling unit, including basements
(4) On every level of a residential board and care occupancy (small
facility), including basements and excluding crawl spaces and
unfinished attics
(5)*In the living area(s) of a guest suite
(6) In the living area(s) of a residential board and care occupancy
(small facility)
(Reprinted with permission from NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and
Signaling Code Copyright © 2010 National Fire Protection Association,
Quincy, MA 02269. This reprinted material is not the complete and official
position of the National Fire Protection Association, on the referenced
subject which is represented only by the standard in its entirety),
(National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® and NFPA 72® are registered
trademarks of the National Fire Protection Association, Inc., Quincy, MA
02269).
INSTALLING SMOKE ALARMS IN MOBILE HOMES & RVS
WARNING: Test units used in RVs after the vehicle has been in
storage, before every trip, and once a week while in use. Failure to
test units used in RVs as described may remove your protection.
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This Smoke Alarm is suitable for use in apartments, condominiums,
townhouses, hospitals, day care facilities, health care facilities, boarding
houses, group homes and dormitories provided a primary fire detection
system already exists to meet fire detection requirements in common
areas like lobbies, hallways, or porches. Using this Smoke Alarm in
common areas may not provide sufficient warning to all residents or
meet local fire protection ordinances/regulations.
This Smoke Alarm alone is not a suitable substitute for complete fire
detection systems in places housing many people—like apartment
buildings, condominiums, hotels, motels, dormitories, hospitals, health
care facilities, nursing homes, day care facilities, or group homes of any
kind. It is not a suitable substitute for complete fire detection systems
in warehouses, industrial facilities, commercial buildings, and specialpurpose non-residential buildings which require special fire detection
and alarm systems. Depending on the building codes in your area, this
Smoke Alarm may be used to provide additional protection in these
facilities.
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SPECIAL COMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS, Continued
In new construction, most building codes require the use of AC or AC/DC
powered Smoke Alarms only. In existing construction, AC, AC/DC, or DC
powered Smoke Alarms can be used as specified by local building
codes. Refer to NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code) and
NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code), local building codes, or consult your Fire
Department for detailed fire protection requirements in buildings not
defined as “households”.
HUD MAP Program
Certain HUD battery powered Smoke Alarm applications, especially
those that fall under HUD 223(f) MAP (Multi-family Accelerated
Processing), may require a 10 Year sealed tamper resistant battery. This
alarm does not meet that requirement. Substitute First Alert SA340B.
LIMITATIONS OF SMOKE ALARMS
Smoke Alarms have played a key role in reducing deaths resulting from
home fires worldwide. However, like any warning device, Smoke Alarms
can only work if they are properly located, installed, and maintained, and
if smoke reaches them. They are not foolproof.
Smoke alarms may not waken all individuals. Practice the escape plan
at least twice a year, making sure that everyone is involved – from kids to
grandparents. Allow children to master fire escape planning and practice
before holding a fire drill at night when they are sleeping. If children or
others do not readily waken to the sound of the smoke alarm, or if there
are infants or family members with mobility limitations, make sure that
someone is assigned to assist them in fire drill and in the event of an
emergency. It is recommended that you hold a fire drill while family
members are sleeping in order to determine their response to the sound
of the smoke alarm while sleeping and to determine whether they may
need assistance in the event of an emergency.
Smoke Alarms cannot work without power. Battery operated units cannot work if the batteries are missing, disconnected or dead, if the wrong
type of batteries are used, or if the batteries are not installed correctly.
AC units cannot work if the AC power is cut off for any reason (open fuse
or circuit breaker, failure along a power line or at a power station, electrical
fire that burns the electrical wires, etc.). If you are concerned about the
limitations of battery or AC power, install both types of units.
Smoke Alarms cannot detect fires if the smoke does not reach the
Alarms. Smoke from fires in chimneys or walls, on roofs, or on the other
side of closed doors may not reach the sensing chamber and set off the
alarm. That is why one unit should be installed inside each bedroom or
sleeping area—especially if bedroom or sleeping area doors are closed
at night—and in the hallway between them.
Smoke Alarms may not detect fire on another floor or area of the
dwelling. For example, a stand-alone unit on the second floor may not
detect smoke from a basement fire until the fire spreads. This may not
give you enough time to escape safely. That is why recommended
minimum protection is at least one unit in every sleeping area, and every
bedroom on every level of your dwelling. Even with a unit on every floor,
stand-alone units may not provide as much protection as interconnected
units, especially if the fire starts in a remote area. Some safety experts
recommend installing interconnected AC powered units with battery
back-up (see “About Smoke Alarms”) or professional fire detection
systems, so if one unit senses smoke, all units alarm. Interconnected
units may provide earlier warning than stand-alone units since all units
alarm when one detects smoke.
Smoke Alarms may not be heard. Though the alarm horn in this unit
meets or exceeds current standards, it may not be heard if: 1) the unit is
located outside a closed or partially closed door, 2) residents recently
consumed alcohol or drugs, 3) the alarm is drowned out by noise from
stereo, TV, traffic, air conditioner or other appliances, 4) residents are
hearing impaired or sound sleepers. Special purpose units, like those
with visual and audible alarms, should be installed for hearing impaired
residents.
Smoke Alarms may not have time to alarm before the fire itself
causes damage, injury, or death, since smoke from some fires may
not reach the unit immediately. Examples of this include persons
smoking in bed, children playing with matches, or fires caused by
violent explosions resulting from escaping gas.
Smoke Alarms are not foolproof. Like any electronic device, Smoke
Alarms are made of components that can wear out or fail at any time.
You must test the unit weekly to ensure your continued protection. Smoke
Alarms cannot prevent or extinguish fires. They are not a substitute for
property or life insurance.
Smoke Alarms have a limited life. The unit should be replaced
immediately if it is not operating properly. You should always replace a
Smoke Alarm after 10 years from date of purchase. Write the purchase
date on the space provided on back of unit.
LIMITED WARRANTY
BRK Brands, Inc., ("BRK") the maker of BRK® brand and First Alert® brand
products warrants that the following model will be free from defects in
material and workmanship:
Model FG250RV for a period of 10 years from the date of purchase.
BRK, at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component
of the product found to be defective during the warranty period.
Replacement will be made with a new or remanufactured product or
component. If the product is no longer available, replacement may be
made with a similar product of equal or greater value. This is your
exclusive warranty.
This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of
initial retail purchase and is not transferable. Keep the original sales
receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance.
BRK dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling BRK products do
not have the right to alter, modify or any way change the terms and
conditions of this warranty.
This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting
from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product, use on
improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating instructions,
disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than BRK or an
authorized service center. Further, the warranty does not cover Acts of
God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes or any batteries that
are included with this unit.
BRK shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages
caused by the breach of any express or implied warranty. Except to
the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration
to the duration of the above warranty. Some states, provinces or
jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
Service: If service is required, do not return the product to your retailer.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the Consumer Affairs Division
at 1-800-323-9005, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Central Standard Time, Monday
through Friday. To assist us in serving you, please have the model number
and date of purchase available when calling.
For Warranty Service return to: 25 Spur Drive, El Paso, TX 79906
Battery: BRK Brands, Inc. make no warranty, express or implied, written
or oral, including that of merchantability or fitness for any particular
purpose with respect to battery.
BRK® is a registered trademark of BRK Brands, Inc.
First Alert® is a registered trademark of the First Alert Trust.
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