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RECOMMENDED PLACEMENT
USER’S MANUAL
•When installing on the wall, the top edge of Smoke Alarms should be placed between 4 inches (102 mm) and 12 inches (305 mm) from the wall/ceiling line.
•When installing on the ceiling, place the alarm as close to the center as possible.
•In either case, install at least 4 inches (102 mm) from where the wall and ceiling meet. See “Avoiding Dead Air Spaces” for more information.
NOTE: For any location, make sure no door or other obstruction could keep carbon monoxide or smoke from reaching the Alarm.
Installing Smoke/CO Alarms in Mobile Homes
For minimum security install one Smoke/CO Alarm as close to each sleeping area as possible. For more security, put one unit in each room. Many older mobile
homes (especially those built before 1978) have little or no insulation. If your mobile home is not well insulated, or if you are unsure of the amount of insulation, it is
important to install units on inside walls only.
COMBINATION CARBON MONOXIDE & SMOKE ALARM
SEPARATE SENSORS TO DETECT SMOKE AND CO;
THE TWO ALARM SYSTEMS WORK INDEPENDENTLY
SEALED-IN LITHIUM BATTERY — SEALED-IN LITHIUM POWER SUPPLY;
NO BATTERY REPLACEMENT REQUIRED OVER THE 10 YEAR LIFE OF THE ALARM.
CONFORMS TO
UL STD 217 AND
UL STD 2034
Model PC1210
SUGGESTED AREAS FOR INSTALLING
SMOKE ALARMS, CO ALARMS, AND COMBO UNITS
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
The warnings/limitations card and manual contains important information about your Smoke & Carbon
Monoxide (CO) Alarm’s operation. If you are installing this Alarm for use by others, you must leave this
manual—or a copy of it—with the end user. Reference product card for additional information.
KEY:
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SMOKE ALARMS
SMOKE ALARM WITH
SILENCE FEATURE
INTRODUCTION
CO ALARMS
All First Alert® 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.
BOTH, OR COMBINATION
SMOKE/CO ALARMS
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.
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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 grease- and 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.
INSTALLATION
WHERE TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
MINIMUM COVERAGE FOR SMOKE ALARMS, as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is one Smoke Alarm on every floor, in every
sleeping area, and in every bedroom (See “Regulatory Information For Smoke Alarms” for details on the NFPA recommendations). For CO Alarms, the National
Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that a CO Alarm should be centrally located outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the
bedrooms. For added protection, install additional CO Alarms in each separate bedroom, and on every level of your home. NOTE: For added protection, install an
additional Smoke/CO Alarm at least 15 feet (4.6 meters) away from the furnace or fuel burning heat source where possible. In smaller homes or in manufactured
homes where this distance cannot be maintained, install the Alarm as far away as possible from the furnace or other fuel burning source. Installing the Alarm closer
than 15 feet (4.6 meters) will not harm the Alarm, but may increase the frequency of unwanted alarms.
In general, install combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide 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 (12 meters) long, install a unit at
each end.
•At the top of first-to-second floor stairs.
•At the bottom of the basement stairs.
•For additional coverage, install Alarms in all rooms, halls, and storage areas,
where temperatures normally remain between 40˚ F and 100˚ F (4.4˚ C and 37.8˚ C).
Y
© 2015 BRK Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. Distributed by BRK Brands, Inc. First Alert® is registered trademark of The First Alert Trust
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Printed in Mexico • M08-0468-022
Installed on
Replace by
THE TWO ALARM SYSTEMS WORK INDEPENDENTLY
SEALED-IN LITHIUM BATTERY — SEALED-IN LITHIUM POWER SUPPLY;
NO BATTERY REPLACEMENT REQUIRED OVER THE 10 YEAR LIFE OF THE ALARM.
CONFORMS TO
UL STD 217 AND
UL STD 2034
Model PC1210
The warnings/limitations card and manual contains important information about your Smoke & Carbon
Monoxide (CO) Alarm’s operation. If you are installing this Alarm for use by others, you must leave this
manual—or a copy of it—with the end user. Reference product card for additional information.
KEY:
SMOKE ALARMS
SMOKE ALARM WITH
SILENCE FEATURE
INTRODUCTION
CO ALARMS
All First Alert® 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.
BOTH, OR COMBINATION
SMOKE/CO ALARMS
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.
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 grease- and 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.
INSTALLATION
WHERE TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
MINIMUM COVERAGE FOR SMOKE ALARMS, as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is one Smoke Alarm on every floor, in every
sleeping area, and in every bedroom (See “Regulatory Information For Smoke Alarms” for details on the NFPA recommendations). For CO Alarms, the National
Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that a CO Alarm should be centrally located outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the
bedrooms. For added protection, install additional CO Alarms in each separate bedroom, and on every level of your home. NOTE: For added protection, install an
additional Smoke/CO Alarm at least 15 feet (4.6 meters) away from the furnace or fuel burning heat source where possible. In smaller homes or in manufactured
homes where this distance cannot be maintained, install the Alarm as far away as possible from the furnace or other fuel burning source. Installing the Alarm closer
than 15 feet (4.6 meters) will not harm the Alarm, but may increase the frequency of unwanted alarms.
In general, install combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide 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 (12 meters) long, install a unit at
each end.
•At the top of first-to-second floor stairs.
•At the bottom of the basement stairs.
•For additional coverage, install Alarms in all rooms, halls, and storage areas,
where temperatures normally remain between 40˚ F and 100˚ F (4.4˚ C and 37.8˚ C).
Y
© 2015 BRK Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. Distributed by BRK Brands, Inc. First Alert® is registered trademark of The First Alert Trust
3901 Liberty Street Road, Aurora, IL 60504-8122 Consumer Affairs: (800) 323-9005 • www.firstalert.com www.brkelectronics.com • 10/15
Printed in Mexico • M08-0468-022
Installed on
Replace by
THE TWO ALARM SYSTEMS WORK INDEPENDENTLY
SEALED-IN LITHIUM BATTERY — SEALED-IN LITHIUM POWER SUPPLY;
NO BATTERY REPLACEMENT REQUIRED OVER THE 10 YEAR LIFE OF THE ALARM.
CONFORMS TO
UL STD 217 AND
UL STD 2034
Model PC1210
The warnings/limitations card and manual contains important information about your Smoke & Carbon
Monoxide (CO) Alarm’s operation. If you are installing this Alarm for use by others, you must leave this
manual—or a copy of it—with the end user. Reference product card for additional information.
SMOKE ALARMS
SMOKE ALARM WITH
SILENCE FEATURE
INTRODUCTION
CO ALARMS
All First Alert® 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.
BOTH, OR COMBINATION
SMOKE/CO ALARMS
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.
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 grease- and 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.
INSTALLATION
WHERE TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
MINIMUM COVERAGE FOR SMOKE ALARMS, as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is one Smoke Alarm on every floor, in every
sleeping area, and in every bedroom (See “Regulatory Information For Smoke Alarms” for details on the NFPA recommendations). For CO Alarms, the National
Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that a CO Alarm should be centrally located outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the
bedrooms. For added protection, install additional CO Alarms in each separate bedroom, and on every level of your home. NOTE: For added protection, install an
additional Smoke/CO Alarm at least 15 feet (4.6 meters) away from the furnace or fuel burning heat source where possible. In smaller homes or in manufactured
homes where this distance cannot be maintained, install the Alarm as far away as possible from the furnace or other fuel burning source. Installing the Alarm closer
than 15 feet (4.6 meters) will not harm the Alarm, but may increase the frequency of unwanted alarms.
In general, install combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide 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 (12 meters) long, install a unit at
each end.
•At the top of first-to-second floor stairs.
•At the bottom of the basement stairs.
•For additional coverage, install Alarms in all rooms, halls, and storage areas,
where temperatures normally remain between 40˚ F and 100˚ F (4.4˚ C and 37.8˚ C).
Y
© 2015 BRK Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. Distributed by BRK Brands, Inc. First Alert® is registered trademark of The First Alert Trust
3901 Liberty Street Road, Aurora, IL 60504-8122 Consumer Affairs: (800) 323-9005 • www.firstalert.com www.brkelectronics.com • 10/15
Printed in Mexico • M08-0468-022
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3
In new construction AC and AC/DC smoke alarms MUST
be interconnected to meet NFPA recommendations.
Suggested locations are based on
NFPA recommendations (NFPA 72
for Smoke Alarms and NFPA 720 for
Carbon Monoxide Alarms). Always
refer to national and local codes
before beginning any installation.
OPTIONAL LOCKING FEATURE
The optional locking feature is designed to prevent unauthorized removal of the alarm. It is not necessary to
activate the lock in single-family households where unauthorized alarm removal is not a concern.
Tools you will need: Needle-nose pliers or utility knife • Standard flathead screwdriver
The feature uses a locking pin which is molded into the mounting bracket. Remove locking pin by using
needle-nose pliers or a utility knife.
To permanently remove the locking pin, insert a flathead screwdriver between
the locking pin and the lock and pry the pin out of the lock.
TO LOCK THE MOUNTING BRACKET
1. Using needle-nose pliers, detach the pin from the mounting bracket.
2. Insert the locking pin
through the hole on the
back of the smoke alarm
as shown in the diagram.
3. When you attach the
alarm to the mounting
bracket the locking
pin’s head will fit into a
notch on the bracket.
Locking Pin
TO UNLOCK THE MOUNTING BRACKET
1. Insert a flathead screwdriver in between
the mounting bracket and the locking pin.
2. Pry the alarm away from the bracket by
pushing up the screwdriver and turning
the alarm counterclockwise (left) at the
same time.
WEEKLY TESTING
•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). NEVER use vehicle exhaust! Exhaust may cause permanent
damage and voids your warranty.
•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/CO
Alarm.
You can test this Smoke/CO Alarm: Press and hold the Test/Silence button 3-5 seconds until unit starts to alarm. During testing, you will see and hear the
following sequence:
• The Horn will sound 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps. The LED flashes Red.
• Next the Horn will sound 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps. The LED flashes Red.
If the unit does not alarm, make sure the batteries are correctly installed, and test again. If the unit still does not alarm, replace it immediately.
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/CO Alarm at least once a month; gently vacuum the outside of the Smoke/CO Alarm using your household vacuum’s soft brush attachment. A can
of clean compressed air (sold at computer or office supply stores) may also be used. Follow manufacturer instructions for use. Test the Smoke/CO Alarm. Never use
water, cleaners or solvents since they may damage the unit.
•If the Smoke/CO 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 “Where This Alarm Should Not Be Installed” for details.
Actual battery service life depends on the Smoke/CO 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”).
HOW TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:
THIS UNIT IS DESIGNED TO BE MOUNTED ON THE CEILING, OR ON THE WALL IF NECESSARY.
•Pencil
•Drill with 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit
•Standard flathead screwdriver
•Hammer
THE PARTS OF THIS
SMOKE/CO ALARM
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS
1Test/Silence Button
2Dual Power indicator
light and Alarm indicator:
Green LED provides visual
indication of an Alarm
Memory condition; Red LED
provides visual indication of
an Alarm and Hush modes
1Mounting bracket
2Mounting slots
3Turn this way to attach
4Turn this way to remove
1
3
1.Hold the mounting bracket against the ceiling (or wall) so
the two clusters of universal mounting holes are aligned approximately at the
9:00 and 3:00 o’clock positions. See
Mounting Hole Sets
image. Choose one of the three sets
of holes shown, A, B or C (see image)
and trace around one of the sets. Be
sure to choose a top and bottom slot on
opposite sides so you can rotate the
B
universal mounting bracket into
position later. This will make it easier
C A
in the future to remove the mounting
A C
bracket without completely removing
the screws.
B
WARNING! Do not install this Alarm
over an existing electrical box. Only
AC powered units are intended for
installation over electrical boxes.
2.Put the unit where it won’t get covered
with dust when you drill the mounting
holes.
3.Using a 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit, drill a hole through the center of the oval outlines
you traced.
4.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.
5.Install the screws but do not tighten completely. Attach the mounting bracket
by aligning the screws in the open portion of the universal mounting slots and
rotating the bracket into place. Tighten the screws until they are snug to secure
the bracket.
Do not over tighten.
6.Activating the battery. Mount alarm to mounting bracket to activate. Once unit is
activated, it cannot be turned off.
NOTE: After you activate the battery, the power indicator light may flash. (If
the unit alarms, the light will blink rapidly, and the horn will repeatedly sound
3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps.) Once the Smoke Alarm is on the bracket, you can
rotate the Alarm to adjust the alignment.
7.Test the Alarm. See “Weekly Testing.”
8.After 10 years of operation or Low Battery warning,
deactivate the Alarm: Insert a tool below edge where
shown and break tab. Then slide activation switch to
deactivate mode.
NOTE: At end of life or low battery indication (chirp): unit must be put into
deactivation mode to deactivate remaining stored energy in battery. Unit will
no longer function once put into this mode. Unit will resist re-mounting.
ON - DEACTIVATE
OPTIONAL LOCKING FEATURE
The optional locking feature is designed to prevent unauthorized removal of the alarm. It is not necessary to
activate the lock in single-family households where unauthorized alarm removal is not a concern.
Tools you will need: Needle-nose pliers or utility knife • Standard flathead screwdriver
The feature uses a locking pin which is molded into the mounting bracket. Remove locking pin by using
needle-nose pliers or a utility knife.
To permanently remove the locking pin, insert a flathead screwdriver between
the locking pin and the lock and pry the pin out of the lock.
TO LOCK THE MOUNTING BRACKET
1. Using needle-nose pliers, detach the pin from the mounting bracket.
2. Insert the locking pin
through the hole on the
back of the smoke alarm
as shown in the diagram.
3. When you attach the
alarm to the mounting
bracket the locking
pin’s head will fit into a
notch on the bracket.
Locking Pin
TO UNLOCK THE MOUNTING BRACKET
1. Insert a flathead screwdriver in between
the mounting bracket and the locking pin.
2. Pry the alarm away from the bracket by
pushing up the screwdriver and turning
the alarm counterclockwise (left) at the
same time.
WEEKLY TESTING
•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). NEVER use vehicle exhaust! Exhaust may cause permanent
damage and voids your warranty.
•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/CO
Alarm.
You can test this Smoke/CO Alarm: Press and hold the Test/Silence button 3-5 seconds until unit starts to alarm. During testing, you will see and hear the
following sequence:
• The Horn will sound 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps. The LED flashes Red.
• Next the Horn will sound 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps. The LED flashes Red.
If the unit does not alarm, make sure the batteries are correctly installed, and test again. If the unit still does not alarm, replace it immediately.
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/CO Alarm at least once a month; gently vacuum the outside of the Smoke/CO Alarm using your household vacuum’s soft brush attachment. A can
of clean compressed air (sold at computer or office supply stores) may also be used. Follow manufacturer instructions for use. Test the Smoke/CO Alarm. Never use
water, cleaners or solvents since they may damage the unit.
•If the Smoke/CO 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 “Where This Alarm Should Not Be Installed” for details.
Actual battery service life depends on the Smoke/CO 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”).
HOW TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:
THIS UNIT IS DESIGNED TO BE MOUNTED ON THE CEILING, OR ON THE WALL IF NECESSARY.
•Pencil
•Drill with 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit
•Standard flathead screwdriver
•Hammer
THE PARTS OF THIS
SMOKE/CO ALARM
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS
1Test/Silence Button
2Dual Power indicator
light and Alarm indicator:
Green LED provides visual
indication of an Alarm
Memory condition; Red LED
provides visual indication of
an Alarm and Hush modes
1Mounting bracket
2Mounting slots
3Turn this way to attach
4Turn this way to remove
2
1
4
WHERE THIS ALARM SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED
DO NOT LOCATE THIS SMOKE/CO ALARM:
•In garages, furnace rooms, crawl spaces and unfinished attics. Avoid extremely dusty, dirty or greasy areas.
•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 meter) 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.
•Within 5 feet (1.5 meters) of any cooking appliance. In air streams near kitchens. Air currents can draw cooking smoke into the smoke sensor and cause unwanted alarms.
•In extremely humid areas. This Alarm should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a shower, sauna, humidifier, vaporizer, dishwasher, laundry room, utility room, or
other source of high humidity.
•In direct sunlight.
•In turbulent air, like near ceiling fans or open windows. Blowing air may prevent CO or smoke from reaching the sensors.
•In areas where temperature is colder than 40˚ F (4.4˚ C) or hotter than 100˚F (37.8˚ C). These areas include non-airconditioned crawl spaces, unfinished attics,
uninsulated or poorly insulated ceilings, porches, and garages.
•In insect infested areas. Insects can clog the openings to the sensing chamber.
•Less than 12 inches (305 mm) away from fluorescent lights. Electrical “noise” can interfere with the sensor.
•In “dead air” spaces. See “Avoiding Dead Air Spaces”.
AVOIDING DEAD AIR SPACES
“Dead air” spaces may prevent smoke from reaching the Smoke/CO Alarm. To avoid dead air spaces, follow installation recommendations below.
On ceilings, install Smoke/CO Alarms as close to the center of the ceiling as possible. If this is not possible, install the Smoke/CO 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/CO 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 first Smoke/CO Alarm within 3 feet (0.9 meters) of the peak of the ceiling, measured horizontally. Additional
Smoke/CO 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.
1.Hold the mounting bracket against the ceiling (or wall) so
the two clusters of universal mounting holes are aligned approximately at the
9:00 and 3:00 o’clock positions. See
Mounting Hole Sets
image. Choose one of the three sets
of holes shown, A, B or C (see image)
and trace around one of the sets. Be
sure to choose a top and bottom slot on
opposite sides so you can rotate the
B
universal mounting bracket into
position later. This will make it easier
C A
in the future to remove the mounting
A C
bracket without completely removing
the screws.
B
WARNING! Do not install this Alarm
over an existing electrical box. Only
AC powered units are intended for
installation over electrical boxes.
2.Put the unit where it won’t get covered
with dust when you drill the mounting
holes.
3.Using a 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit, drill a hole through the center of the oval outlines
you traced.
4.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.
5.Install the screws but do not tighten completely. Attach the mounting bracket
by aligning the screws in the open portion of the universal mounting slots and
rotating the bracket into place. Tighten the screws until they are snug to secure
the bracket.
Do not over tighten.
6.Activating the battery. Mount alarm to mounting bracket to activate. Once unit is
activated, it cannot be turned off.
NOTE: After you activate the battery, the power indicator light may flash. (If
the unit alarms, the light will blink rapidly, and the horn will repeatedly sound
3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps.) Once the Smoke Alarm is on the bracket, you can
rotate the Alarm to adjust the alignment.
7.Test the Alarm. See “Weekly Testing.”
8.After 10 years of operation or Low Battery warning,
deactivate the Alarm: Insert a tool below edge where
shown and break tab. Then slide activation switch to
deactivate mode.
NOTE: At end of life or low battery indication (chirp): unit must be put into
deactivation mode to deactivate remaining stored energy in battery. Unit will
no longer function once put into this mode. Unit will resist re-mounting.
ON - DEACTIVATE
DO NOT LOCATE THIS SMOKE/CO ALARM:
•In garages, furnace rooms, crawl spaces and unfinished attics. Avoid extremely dusty, dirty or greasy areas.
•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 meter) 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.
•Within 5 feet (1.5 meters) of any cooking appliance. In air streams near kitchens. Air currents can draw cooking smoke into the smoke sensor and cause unwanted alarms.
•In extremely humid areas. This Alarm should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a shower, sauna, humidifier, vaporizer, dishwasher, laundry room, utility room, or
other source of high humidity.
•In direct sunlight.
•In turbulent air, like near ceiling fans or open windows. Blowing air may prevent CO or smoke from reaching the sensors.
•In areas where temperature is colder than 40˚ F (4.4˚ C) or hotter than 100˚F (37.8˚ C). These areas include non-airconditioned crawl spaces, unfinished attics,
uninsulated or poorly insulated ceilings, porches, and garages.
•In insect infested areas. Insects can clog the openings to the sensing chamber.
•Less than 12 inches (305 mm) away from fluorescent lights. Electrical “noise” can interfere with the sensor.
•In “dead air” spaces. See “Avoiding Dead Air Spaces”.
AVOIDING DEAD AIR SPACES
“Dead air” spaces may prevent smoke from reaching the Smoke/CO Alarm. To avoid dead air spaces, follow installation recommendations below.
On ceilings, install Smoke/CO Alarms as close to the center of the ceiling as possible. If this is not possible, install the Smoke/CO 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/CO 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 first Smoke/CO Alarm within 3 feet (0.9 meters) of the peak of the ceiling, measured horizontally. Additional
Smoke/CO 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.
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FIRE SAFETY TIPS
1
4
KEY:
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.
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1Mounting bracket
2Mounting slots
3Turn this way to attach
4Turn this way to remove
WHERE THIS ALARM SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED
SUGGESTED AREAS FOR INSTALLING
SMOKE ALARMS, CO ALARMS, AND COMBO UNITS
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
1Test/Silence Button
2Dual Power indicator
light and Alarm indicator:
Green LED provides visual
indication of an Alarm
Memory condition; Red LED
provides visual indication of
an Alarm and Hush modes
2
•When installing on the wall, the top edge of Smoke Alarms should be placed between 4 inches (102 mm) and 12 inches (305 mm) from the wall/ceiling line.
•When installing on the ceiling, place the alarm as close to the center as possible.
•In either case, install at least 4 inches (102 mm) from where the wall and ceiling meet. See “Avoiding Dead Air Spaces” for more information.
NOTE: For any location, make sure no door or other obstruction could keep carbon monoxide or smoke from reaching the Alarm.
Installing Smoke/CO Alarms in Mobile Homes
For minimum security install one Smoke/CO Alarm as close to each sleeping area as possible. For more security, put one unit in each room. Many older mobile
homes (especially those built before 1978) have little or no insulation. If your mobile home is not well insulated, or if you are unsure of the amount of insulation, it is
important to install units on inside walls only.
COMBINATION CARBON MONOXIDE & SMOKE ALARM
SEPARATE SENSORS TO DETECT SMOKE AND CO;
In new construction AC and AC/DC smoke alarms MUST
be interconnected to meet NFPA recommendations.
Suggested locations are based on
NFPA recommendations (NFPA 72
for Smoke Alarms and NFPA 720 for
Carbon Monoxide Alarms). Always
refer to national and local codes
before beginning any installation.
RECOMMENDED PLACEMENT
USER’S MANUAL
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS
DO NOT LOCATE THIS SMOKE/CO ALARM:
•In garages, furnace rooms, crawl spaces and unfinished attics. Avoid extremely dusty, dirty or greasy areas.
•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 meter) 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.
•Within 5 feet (1.5 meters) of any cooking appliance. In air streams near kitchens. Air currents can draw cooking smoke into the smoke sensor and cause unwanted alarms.
•In extremely humid areas. This Alarm should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a shower, sauna, humidifier, vaporizer, dishwasher, laundry room, utility room, or
other source of high humidity.
•In direct sunlight.
•In turbulent air, like near ceiling fans or open windows. Blowing air may prevent CO or smoke from reaching the sensors.
•In areas where temperature is colder than 40˚ F (4.4˚ C) or hotter than 100˚F (37.8˚ C). These areas include non-airconditioned crawl spaces, unfinished attics,
uninsulated or poorly insulated ceilings, porches, and garages.
•In insect infested areas. Insects can clog the openings to the sensing chamber.
•Less than 12 inches (305 mm) away from fluorescent lights. Electrical “noise” can interfere with the sensor.
•In “dead air” spaces. See “Avoiding Dead Air Spaces”.
AVOIDING DEAD AIR SPACES
“Dead air” spaces may prevent smoke from reaching the Smoke/CO Alarm. To avoid dead air spaces, follow installation recommendations below.
On ceilings, install Smoke/CO Alarms as close to the center of the ceiling as possible. If this is not possible, install the Smoke/CO 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/CO 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 first Smoke/CO Alarm within 3 feet (0.9 meters) of the peak of the ceiling, measured horizontally. Additional
Smoke/CO 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.
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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.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
THE PARTS OF THIS
SMOKE/CO ALARM
4
SUGGESTED AREAS FOR INSTALLING
SMOKE ALARMS, CO ALARMS, AND COMBO UNITS
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
THIS UNIT IS DESIGNED TO BE MOUNTED ON THE CEILING, OR ON THE WALL IF NECESSARY.
•Pencil
•Drill with 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit
•Standard flathead screwdriver
•Hammer
WHERE THIS ALARM SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED
•When installing on the wall, the top edge of Smoke Alarms should be placed between 4 inches (102 mm) and 12 inches (305 mm) from the wall/ceiling line.
•When installing on the ceiling, place the alarm as close to the center as possible.
•In either case, install at least 4 inches (102 mm) from where the wall and ceiling meet. See “Avoiding Dead Air Spaces” for more information.
NOTE: For any location, make sure no door or other obstruction could keep carbon monoxide or smoke from reaching the Alarm.
Installing Smoke/CO Alarms in Mobile Homes
For minimum security install one Smoke/CO Alarm as close to each sleeping area as possible. For more security, put one unit in each room. Many older mobile
homes (especially those built before 1978) have little or no insulation. If your mobile home is not well insulated, or if you are unsure of the amount of insulation, it is
important to install units on inside walls only.
COMBINATION CARBON MONOXIDE & SMOKE ALARM
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:
2
RECOMMENDED PLACEMENT
USER’S MANUAL
SEPARATE SENSORS TO DETECT SMOKE AND CO;
In new construction AC and AC/DC smoke alarms MUST
be interconnected to meet NFPA recommendations.
Suggested locations are based on
NFPA recommendations (NFPA 72
for Smoke Alarms and NFPA 720 for
Carbon Monoxide Alarms). Always
refer to national and local codes
before beginning any installation.
HOW TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
3
1.Hold the mounting bracket against the ceiling (or wall) so
the two clusters of universal mounting holes are aligned approximately at the
9:00 and 3:00 o’clock positions. See
Mounting Hole Sets
image. Choose one of the three sets
of holes shown, A, B or C (see image)
and trace around one of the sets. Be
sure to choose a top and bottom slot on
opposite sides so you can rotate the
B
universal mounting bracket into
position later. This will make it easier
C A
in the future to remove the mounting
A C
bracket without completely removing
the screws.
B
WARNING! Do not install this Alarm
over an existing electrical box. Only
AC powered units are intended for
installation over electrical boxes.
2.Put the unit where it won’t get covered
with dust when you drill the mounting
holes.
3.Using a 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit, drill a hole through the center of the oval outlines
you traced.
4.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.
5.Install the screws but do not tighten completely. Attach the mounting bracket
by aligning the screws in the open portion of the universal mounting slots and
rotating the bracket into place. Tighten the screws until they are snug to secure
the bracket.
Do not over tighten.
6.Activating the battery. Mount alarm to mounting bracket to activate. Once unit is
activated, it cannot be turned off.
NOTE: After you activate the battery, the power indicator light may flash. (If
the unit alarms, the light will blink rapidly, and the horn will repeatedly sound
3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps.) Once the Smoke Alarm is on the bracket, you can
rotate the Alarm to adjust the alignment.
7.Test the Alarm. See “Weekly Testing.”
8.After 10 years of operation or Low Battery warning,
deactivate the Alarm: Insert a tool below edge where
shown and break tab. Then slide activation switch to
deactivate mode.
NOTE: At end of life or low battery indication (chirp): unit must be put into
deactivation mode to deactivate remaining stored energy in battery. Unit will
no longer function once put into this mode. Unit will resist re-mounting.
ON - DEACTIVATE
OPTIONAL LOCKING FEATURE
The optional locking feature is designed to prevent unauthorized removal of the alarm. It is not necessary to
activate the lock in single-family households where unauthorized alarm removal is not a concern.
Tools you will need: Needle-nose pliers or utility knife • Standard flathead screwdriver
The feature uses a locking pin which is molded into the mounting bracket. Remove locking pin by using
needle-nose pliers or a utility knife.
To permanently remove the locking pin, insert a flathead screwdriver between
the locking pin and the lock and pry the pin out of the lock.
TO LOCK THE MOUNTING BRACKET
1. Using needle-nose pliers, detach the pin from the mounting bracket.
2. Insert the locking pin
through the hole on the
back of the smoke alarm
as shown in the diagram.
3. When you attach the
alarm to the mounting
bracket the locking
pin’s head will fit into a
notch on the bracket.
Locking Pin
TO UNLOCK THE MOUNTING BRACKET
1. Insert a flathead screwdriver in between
the mounting bracket and the locking pin.
2. Pry the alarm away from the bracket by
pushing up the screwdriver and turning
the alarm counterclockwise (left) at the
same time.
WEEKLY TESTING
•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). NEVER use vehicle exhaust! Exhaust may cause permanent
damage and voids your warranty.
•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/CO
Alarm.
You can test this Smoke/CO Alarm: Press and hold the Test/Silence button 3-5 seconds until unit starts to alarm. During testing, you will see and hear the
following sequence:
• The Horn will sound 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps. The LED flashes Red.
• Next the Horn will sound 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps. The LED flashes Red.
If the unit does not alarm, make sure the batteries are correctly installed, and test again. If the unit still does not alarm, replace it immediately.
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/CO Alarm at least once a month; gently vacuum the outside of the Smoke/CO Alarm using your household vacuum’s soft brush attachment. A can
of clean compressed air (sold at computer or office supply stores) may also be used. Follow manufacturer instructions for use. Test the Smoke/CO Alarm. Never use
water, cleaners or solvents since they may damage the unit.
•If the Smoke/CO 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 “Where This Alarm Should Not Be Installed” for details.
Actual battery service life depends on the Smoke/CO 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 YOUR SMOKE/CO ALARM SOUNDS
WHAT TO DO FIRST–IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF ALARM
Type of Alarm
What You See and Hear
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
CO LED: Flashes Red
Horn: 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps, pause
Smoke
Smoke LED: Flashes Red
Horn: 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, pause
“ALARM-MOVE TO FRESH AIR”
If you hear the CO alarm horn and the CO red light is flashing,
move everyone to a source of fresh air.
DO NOT remove the batteries!
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IF THE CO ALARM SOUNDS
Actuation of your CO Alarm indicates the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) which can kill you. In other words, when your CO Alarm sounds, you must
not ignore it!
IF THE CO ALARM SIGNAL SOUNDS:
1.Press the Test/Silence button.
2.Call your emergency services, fire department or 911. Write down the number of your local emergency service here:___________________________________
3.Immediately move to fresh air—outdoors or by an open door or window. Do a head count to check that all persons are accounted for. Do not re-enter the
premises, or move away from the open door or window until the emergency services responder has arrived, the premises have been aired out, and your CO Alarm
remains in its normal condition.
4.After following steps 1-3, if your CO Alarm reactivates within a 24-hour period, repeat steps 1-3 and call a qualified appliance technician to investigate for sources
of CO from fuel-burning equipment and appliances, and inspect for proper operation of this equipment. If problems are identified during this inspection have
the equipment serviced immediately. Note any combustion equipment not inspected by the technician, and consult the manufacturers’ instructions, or contact
the manufacturers directly, for more information about CO safety and this equipment. Make sure that motor vehicles are not, and have not, been operating in an
attached garage or adjacent to the residence. Write down the number of a qualified appliance technician here:
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: A qualified appliance technician is defined as “a person, firm, corporation, or company that either in person or through a representative, is engaged in and
responsible for the installation, testing, servicing, or replacement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, combustion appliances and equipment,
and/or gas fireplaces or other decorative combustion equipment.”
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
IF THE SMOKE ALARM SOUNDS: RESPONDING TO AN ALARM
•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/CO 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.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE:
•D
on’t panic; stay calm. Follow your family escape plan.
•G
et out of the house as quickly as possible. Don’t stop to get dressed or collect anything.
Alarms have various limitations.
• Feel
doors with the back of your hand before opening them.
See “General Limitations of Smoke/
If a door is cool, open it slowly. Don’t open a hot door. Keep doors and windows closed, unless you must escape
CO Alarms” for details.
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.
IF YOUR SMOKE/CO ALARM SOUNDS
WHAT TO DO FIRST–IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF ALARM
Type of Alarm
What You See and Hear
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
CO LED: Flashes Red
Horn: 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps, pause
Smoke
Smoke LED: Flashes Red
Horn: 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, pause
“ALARM-MOVE TO FRESH AIR”
If you hear the CO alarm horn and the CO red light is flashing,
move everyone to a source of fresh air.
DO NOT remove the batteries!
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IF THE CO ALARM SOUNDS
Actuation of your CO Alarm indicates the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) which can kill you. In other words, when your CO Alarm sounds, you must
not ignore it!
IF THE CO ALARM SIGNAL SOUNDS:
1.Press the Test/Silence button.
2.Call your emergency services, fire department or 911. Write down the number of your local emergency service here:___________________________________
3.Immediately move to fresh air—outdoors or by an open door or window. Do a head count to check that all persons are accounted for. Do not re-enter the
premises, or move away from the open door or window until the emergency services responder has arrived, the premises have been aired out, and your CO Alarm
remains in its normal condition.
4.After following steps 1-3, if your CO Alarm reactivates within a 24-hour period, repeat steps 1-3 and call a qualified appliance technician to investigate for sources
of CO from fuel-burning equipment and appliances, and inspect for proper operation of this equipment. If problems are identified during this inspection have
the equipment serviced immediately. Note any combustion equipment not inspected by the technician, and consult the manufacturers’ instructions, or contact
the manufacturers directly, for more information about CO safety and this equipment. Make sure that motor vehicles are not, and have not, been operating in an
attached garage or adjacent to the residence. Write down the number of a qualified appliance technician here:
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: A qualified appliance technician is defined as “a person, firm, corporation, or company that either in person or through a representative, is engaged in and
responsible for the installation, testing, servicing, or replacement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, combustion appliances and equipment,
and/or gas fireplaces or other decorative combustion equipment.”
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
IF THE SMOKE ALARM SOUNDS: RESPONDING TO AN ALARM
•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/CO 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.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE:
•D
on’t panic; stay calm. Follow your family escape plan.
•G
et out of the house as quickly as possible. Don’t stop to get dressed or collect anything.
Alarms have various limitations.
• Feel
doors with the back of your hand before opening them.
See “General Limitations of Smoke/
If a door is cool, open it slowly. Don’t open a hot door. Keep doors and windows closed, unless you must escape
CO Alarms” for details.
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.
IF YOUR SMOKE/CO ALARM SOUNDS
WHAT TO DO FIRST–IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF ALARM
Type of Alarm
What You See and Hear
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
CO LED: Flashes Red
Horn: 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps, pause
Smoke
Smoke LED: Flashes Red
Horn: 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, pause
“ALARM-MOVE TO FRESH AIR”
If you hear the CO alarm horn and the CO red light is flashing,
move everyone to a source of fresh air.
DO NOT remove the batteries!
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
IF THE CO ALARM SOUNDS
Actuation of your CO Alarm indicates the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) which can kill you. In other words, when your CO Alarm sounds, you must
not ignore it!
IF THE CO ALARM SIGNAL SOUNDS:
1.Press the Test/Silence button.
2.Call your emergency services, fire department or 911. Write down the number of your local emergency service here:___________________________________
3.Immediately move to fresh air—outdoors or by an open door or window. Do a head count to check that all persons are accounted for. Do not re-enter the
premises, or move away from the open door or window until the emergency services responder has arrived, the premises have been aired out, and your CO Alarm
remains in its normal condition.
4.After following steps 1-3, if your CO Alarm reactivates within a 24-hour period, repeat steps 1-3 and call a qualified appliance technician to investigate for sources
of CO from fuel-burning equipment and appliances, and inspect for proper operation of this equipment. If problems are identified during this inspection have
the equipment serviced immediately. Note any combustion equipment not inspected by the technician, and consult the manufacturers’ instructions, or contact
the manufacturers directly, for more information about CO safety and this equipment. Make sure that motor vehicles are not, and have not, been operating in an
attached garage or adjacent to the residence. Write down the number of a qualified appliance technician here:
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: A qualified appliance technician is defined as “a person, firm, corporation, or company that either in person or through a representative, is engaged in and
responsible for the installation, testing, servicing, or replacement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, combustion appliances and equipment,
and/or gas fireplaces or other decorative combustion equipment.”
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
IF THE SMOKE ALARM SOUNDS: RESPONDING TO AN ALARM
•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/CO 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.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE:
•D
on’t panic; stay calm. Follow your family escape plan.
•G
et out of the house as quickly as possible. Don’t stop to get dressed or collect anything.
Alarms have various limitations.
• Feel
doors with the back of your hand before opening them.
See “General Limitations of Smoke/
If a door is cool, open it slowly. Don’t open a hot door. Keep doors and windows closed, unless you must escape
CO Alarms” for details.
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.
USING THE SILENCE FEATURES
Never deactivate the unit to quiet an unwanted alarm. Deactivating the alarm disables the unit and removes your protection. The Silence Feature is
intended to temporarily silence the horn while you identify and correct the problem. Do not use the Silence Feature in emergency situations. It will not correct a CO
problem or extinguish a fire. The Silence Feature can temporarily quiet an unwanted alarm for several minutes. Press the Test/Silence button on the alarm cover for
at least 3-5 seconds. After the Test/Silence button is released, the Red LED blinks during the silence mode.
When the Smoke Alarm is Silenced
When the CO Alarm is Silenced
The Smoke Alarm will remain silent for up to 15 minutes, then return to
normal operation.
If the smoke has not cleared–or continues to increase–the device will go
back into alarm.
The CO Alarm will remain silent for up to 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, if CO levels remain potentially dangerous the horn will start
sounding again.
SILENCING THE LOW BATTERY WARNING
This silence feature can temporarily quiet the low battery warning “chirp”. Press the Test/Silence button on the alarm.
Once the low battery warning “chirp” silence feature is activated, the unit continues to flash the Green light once a minute. After time, the low battery “chirp” will
resume. Replace the batteries as soon as possible; this unit will not operate without battery power! To deactivate this feature: Press the Test/Silence button
again. The unit will go into Test Mode and the low battery warning will resume (LED flashes and unit sounds “chirp” once a minute).
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY FAMILY FROM CO POISONING?
A CO Alarm is an excellent means of protection. It monitors the air and sounds a loud alarm before Carbon Monoxide levels become threatening for average, healthy
adults. A CO Alarm is not a substitute for proper maintenance of home appliances.
To help prevent CO problems and reduce the risk of CO poisoning:
• Clean chimneys and flues yearly. Keep them free of debris, leaves, and nests for proper air flow. Also, have a professional check for rust and corrosion, cracks, or
separations. These conditions can prevent proper air movement and cause backdrafting. Never “cap” or cover a chimney in any way that would block air flow.
• Test and maintain all fuel-burning equipment annually. Many local gas or oil companies and HVAC companies offer appliance inspections for a nominal fee.
• Make regular visual inspections of all fuel-burning appliances. Check appliances for excessive rust and scaling. Also check the flame on the burner and pilot
lights. The flame should be blue. A yellow flame means fuel is not being burned completely and CO may be present. Keep the blower door on the furnace closed.
Use vents or fans when they are available on all fuel-burning appliances. Make sure appliances are vented to the outside. Do not grill or barbecue indoors, or in
garages or on screen porches.
• Check for exhaust backflow from CO sources. Check the draft hood on an operating furnace for a backdraft. Look for cracks on furnace heat exchangers.
• Check the house or garage on the other side of shared wall.
• Keep windows and doors open slightly. If you suspect that CO
is escaping into your home, open a window or a door. Opening windows and doors can significantly decrease CO levels.
In addition, familiarize yourself with all enclosed materials. Read this manual in its entirety, and make sure you understand what to do if your
CO Alarm sounds.
REGULATORY INFORMATION FOR SMOKE ALARMS
This silence feature can temporarily quiet the End of Life warning “chirp” for up to 2 days. You can silence the End of Life warning “chirp” by pressing the Test/Silence
button. The horn will chirp, acknowledging that the End of Life silence feature has been activated. After approximately 2 days, the End of Life “chirp” will resume.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CO: WHAT IS CO?
CO is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas produced when fossil fuels do not burn completely, or are exposed to heat (usually fire). Electrical appliances typically do not
produce CO. These fuels include: Wood, coal, charcoal, oil, natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, and propane. Common appliances are often sources of CO. If they are not
properly maintained, are improperly ventilated, or malfunction, CO levels can rise quickly. CO is a real danger now that homes are more energy efficient. “Air-tight”
homes with added insulation, sealed windows, and other weatherproofing can “trap” CO inside.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
FINDING THE SOURCE OF CO AFTER AN ALARM
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas, which often makes it difficult to locate the source of CO after an alarm. These are a few of the factors that can make it
difficult to locate sources of CO:
• House well ventilated before the investigator arrives.
• Problem caused by “backdrafting.”
• Transient CO problem caused by special circumstances.
Because CO may dissipate by the time an investigator arrives, it may be difficult to locate the source of CO. BRK Brands, Inc. shall not be obligated to pay for any
carbon monoxide investigation or service call.
POTENTIAL SOURCES OF CO IN THE HOME
Fuel-burning appliances like: portable heater, gas or wood burning fireplace, gas kitchen range or cooktop, gas clothes dryer.
Damaged or insufficient venting: corroded or disconnected water heater vent pipe, leaking chimney pipe or flue, or cracked heat exchanger, blocked or clogged
chimney opening.
Improper use of appliance/device: operating a barbecue grill or vehicle in an enclosed area (like a
garage or screened porch).
Transient CO Problems: “transient” or on-again-off-again CO problems can be caused by outdoor
conditions and other special circumstances.
The following conditions can result in transient CO situations:
1.Excessive spillage or reverse venting of fuel appliances caused by outdoor conditions such as:
• Wind direction and/or velocity, including high, gusty winds. Heavy air in the vent pipes (cold/
humid air with extended periods between cycles).
• Negative pressure differential resulting from the use of exhaust fans.
• Several appliances running at the same time competing for limited fresh air.
• Vent pipe connections vibrating loose from clothes dryers, furnaces, or water heaters.
• Obstructions in or unconventional vent pipe designs which can amplify the above situations.
2.Extended operation of unvented fuel burning devices (range, oven, fireplace).
3.Temperature inversions, which can trap exhaust close to the ground.
4.Car idling in an open or closed attached garage, or near a home.
These conditions are dangerous because they can trap exhaust in your home. Since these conditions can come and go, they are also hard to recreate
during a CO investigation.
USING THE SILENCE FEATURES
Never deactivate the unit to quiet an unwanted alarm. Deactivating the alarm disables the unit and removes your protection. The Silence Feature is
intended to temporarily silence the horn while you identify and correct the problem. Do not use the Silence Feature in emergency situations. It will not correct a CO
problem or extinguish a fire. The Silence Feature can temporarily quiet an unwanted alarm for several minutes. Press the Test/Silence button on the alarm cover for
at least 3-5 seconds. After the Test/Silence button is released, the Red LED blinks during the silence mode.
When the Smoke Alarm is Silenced
When the CO Alarm is Silenced
The Smoke Alarm will remain silent for up to 15 minutes, then return to
normal operation.
If the smoke has not cleared–or continues to increase–the device will go
back into alarm.
The CO Alarm will remain silent for up to 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, if CO levels remain potentially dangerous the horn will start
sounding again.
SILENCING THE LOW BATTERY WARNING
This silence feature can temporarily quiet the low battery warning “chirp”. Press the Test/Silence button on the alarm.
Once the low battery warning “chirp” silence feature is activated, the unit continues to flash the Green light once a minute. After time, the low battery “chirp” will
resume. Replace the batteries as soon as possible; this unit will not operate without battery power! To deactivate this feature: Press the Test/Silence button
again. The unit will go into Test Mode and the low battery warning will resume (LED flashes and unit sounds “chirp” once a minute).
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 doors
closed.
•In the hall near every sleeping area. If your home has multiple
sleeping areas, install a unit in each. If a hall is over 40 feet (12
meters) long, install an Alarm at each end.
•At the top of the first-to-second floor stairway, and at bottom of
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.
AGENCY PLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
STANDARDS: Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Single and Multiple Station Smoke Alarms 217.
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).
CALIFORNIA STATE FIRE MARSHAL (CSFM) 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.
This silence feature can temporarily quiet the End of Life warning “chirp” for up to 2 days. You can silence the End of Life warning “chirp” by pressing the Test/Silence
button. The horn will chirp, acknowledging that the End of Life silence feature has been activated. After approximately 2 days, the End of Life “chirp” will resume.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CO: WHAT IS CO?
CO is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas produced when fossil fuels do not burn completely, or are exposed to heat (usually fire). Electrical appliances typically do not
produce CO. These fuels include: Wood, coal, charcoal, oil, natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, and propane. Common appliances are often sources of CO. If they are not
properly maintained, are improperly ventilated, or malfunction, CO levels can rise quickly. CO is a real danger now that homes are more energy efficient. “Air-tight”
homes with added insulation, sealed windows, and other weatherproofing can “trap” CO inside.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
FINDING THE SOURCE OF CO AFTER AN ALARM
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas, which often makes it difficult to locate the source of CO after an alarm. These are a few of the factors that can make it
difficult to locate sources of CO:
• House well ventilated before the investigator arrives.
• Problem caused by “backdrafting.”
• Transient CO problem caused by special circumstances.
Because CO may dissipate by the time an investigator arrives, it may be difficult to locate the source of CO. BRK Brands, Inc. shall not be obligated to pay for any
carbon monoxide investigation or service call.
POTENTIAL SOURCES OF CO IN THE HOME
Fuel-burning appliances like: portable heater, gas or wood burning fireplace, gas kitchen range or cooktop, gas clothes dryer.
Damaged or insufficient venting: corroded or disconnected water heater vent pipe, leaking chimney pipe or flue, or cracked heat exchanger, blocked or clogged
chimney opening.
Improper use of appliance/device: operating a barbecue grill or vehicle in an enclosed area (like a
garage or screened porch).
Transient CO Problems: “transient” or on-again-off-again CO problems can be caused by outdoor
conditions and other special circumstances.
The following conditions can result in transient CO situations:
1.Excessive spillage or reverse venting of fuel appliances caused by outdoor conditions such as:
• Wind direction and/or velocity, including high, gusty winds. Heavy air in the vent pipes (cold/
humid air with extended periods between cycles).
• Negative pressure differential resulting from the use of exhaust fans.
• Several appliances running at the same time competing for limited fresh air.
• Vent pipe connections vibrating loose from clothes dryers, furnaces, or water heaters.
• Obstructions in or unconventional vent pipe designs which can amplify the above situations.
2.Extended operation of unvented fuel burning devices (range, oven, fireplace).
3.Temperature inversions, which can trap exhaust close to the ground.
4.Car idling in an open or closed attached garage, or near a home.
These conditions are dangerous because they can trap exhaust in your home. Since these conditions can come and go, they are also hard to recreate
during a CO investigation.
USING THE SILENCE FEATURES
Never deactivate the unit to quiet an unwanted alarm. Deactivating the alarm disables the unit and removes your protection. The Silence Feature is
intended to temporarily silence the horn while you identify and correct the problem. Do not use the Silence Feature in emergency situations. It will not correct a CO
problem or extinguish a fire. The Silence Feature can temporarily quiet an unwanted alarm for several minutes. Press the Test/Silence button on the alarm cover for
at least 3-5 seconds. After the Test/Silence button is released, the Red LED blinks during the silence mode.
When the Smoke Alarm is Silenced
When the CO Alarm is Silenced
The Smoke Alarm will remain silent for up to 15 minutes, then return to
normal operation.
If the smoke has not cleared–or continues to increase–the device will go
back into alarm.
The CO Alarm will remain silent for up to 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, if CO levels remain potentially dangerous the horn will start
sounding again.
SILENCING THE LOW BATTERY WARNING
This silence feature can temporarily quiet the low battery warning “chirp”. Press the Test/Silence button on the alarm.
Once the low battery warning “chirp” silence feature is activated, the unit continues to flash the Green light once a minute. After time, the low battery “chirp” will
resume. Replace the batteries as soon as possible; this unit will not operate without battery power! To deactivate this feature: Press the Test/Silence button
again. The unit will go into Test Mode and the low battery warning will resume (LED flashes and unit sounds “chirp” once a minute).
SILENCING THE END OF LIFE SIGNAL
This silence feature can temporarily quiet the End of Life warning “chirp” for up to 2 days. You can silence the End of Life warning “chirp” by pressing the Test/Silence
button. The horn will chirp, acknowledging that the End of Life silence feature has been activated. After approximately 2 days, the End of Life “chirp” will resume.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
A CO Alarm is an excellent means of protection. It monitors the air and sounds a loud alarm before Carbon Monoxide levels become threatening for average, healthy
adults. A CO Alarm is not a substitute for proper maintenance of home appliances.
To help prevent CO problems and reduce the risk of CO poisoning:
• Clean chimneys and flues yearly. Keep them free of debris, leaves, and nests for proper air flow. Also, have a professional check for rust and corrosion, cracks, or
separations. These conditions can prevent proper air movement and cause backdrafting. Never “cap” or cover a chimney in any way that would block air flow.
• Test and maintain all fuel-burning equipment annually. Many local gas or oil companies and HVAC companies offer appliance inspections for a nominal fee.
• Make regular visual inspections of all fuel-burning appliances. Check appliances for excessive rust and scaling. Also check the flame on the burner and pilot
lights. The flame should be blue. A yellow flame means fuel is not being burned completely and CO may be present. Keep the blower door on the furnace closed.
Use vents or fans when they are available on all fuel-burning appliances. Make sure appliances are vented to the outside. Do not grill or barbecue indoors, or in
garages or on screen porches.
• Check for exhaust backflow from CO sources. Check the draft hood on an operating furnace for a backdraft. Look for cracks on furnace heat exchangers.
• Check the house or garage on the other side of shared wall.
• Keep windows and doors open slightly. If you suspect that CO
is escaping into your home, open a window or a door. Opening windows and doors can significantly decrease CO levels.
In addition, familiarize yourself with all enclosed materials. Read this manual in its entirety, and make sure you understand what to do if your
CO Alarm sounds.
REGULATORY INFORMATION FOR SMOKE ALARMS
FINDING THE SOURCE OF CO AFTER AN ALARM
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas, which often makes it difficult to locate the source of CO after an alarm. These are a few of the factors that can make it
difficult to locate sources of CO:
• House well ventilated before the investigator arrives.
• Problem caused by “backdrafting.”
• Transient CO problem caused by special circumstances.
Because CO may dissipate by the time an investigator arrives, it may be difficult to locate the source of CO. BRK Brands, Inc. shall not be obligated to pay for any
carbon monoxide investigation or service call.
POTENTIAL SOURCES OF CO IN THE HOME
Fuel-burning appliances like: portable heater, gas or wood burning fireplace, gas kitchen range or cooktop, gas clothes dryer.
Damaged or insufficient venting: corroded or disconnected water heater vent pipe, leaking chimney pipe or flue, or cracked heat exchanger, blocked or clogged
chimney opening.
Improper use of appliance/device: operating a barbecue grill or vehicle in an enclosed area (like a
garage or screened porch).
Transient CO Problems: “transient” or on-again-off-again CO problems can be caused by outdoor
conditions and other special circumstances.
The following conditions can result in transient CO situations:
1.Excessive spillage or reverse venting of fuel appliances caused by outdoor conditions such as:
• Wind direction and/or velocity, including high, gusty winds. Heavy air in the vent pipes (cold/
humid air with extended periods between cycles).
• Negative pressure differential resulting from the use of exhaust fans.
• Several appliances running at the same time competing for limited fresh air.
• Vent pipe connections vibrating loose from clothes dryers, furnaces, or water heaters.
• Obstructions in or unconventional vent pipe designs which can amplify the above situations.
2.Extended operation of unvented fuel burning devices (range, oven, fireplace).
3.Temperature inversions, which can trap exhaust close to the ground.
4.Car idling in an open or closed attached garage, or near a home.
These conditions are dangerous because they can trap exhaust in your home. Since these conditions can come and go, they are also hard to recreate
during a CO investigation.
MALFUNCTION SIGNAL. Device is not
working properly, and needs to be replaced.
The light flashes GREEN and the horn sounds 5
“chirps” every minute.
END OF LIFE SIGNAL.
Alarm needs to be replaced.
AGENCY PLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
STANDARDS: Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Single and Multiple Station Smoke Alarms 217.
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).
CALIFORNIA STATE FIRE MARSHAL (CSFM) 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.
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Mild Exposure: Slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (“flu-like” symptoms).
Medium Exposure: Throbbing headache, drowsiness, confusion, fast heart rate.
Extreme Exposure: Convulsions, unconsciousness, heart and lung failure. Exposure to Carbon Monoxide can cause brain damage, death.
This CO Alarm measures exposure to CO over time. It alarms if CO levels are extremely high in a short period of time, or if CO levels
reach a certain minimum over a long period of time. The CO Alarm generally sounds an alarm before the onset of symptoms in average, healthy adults. Why is this
important? Because you need to be warned of a potential CO problem while you can still react in time. In many reported cases of CO exposure, victims may be
aware that they are not feeling well, but become disoriented and can no longer react well enough to exit the building or get help. Also, young children and pets may
be the first affected. The average healthy adult might not feel any symptoms when the CO Alarm sounds. However, people with cardiac or respiratory problems,
infants, unborn babies, pregnant mothers, or elderly people can be more quickly and severely affected by CO. If you experience even mild symptoms of CO poisoning,
consult your doctor immediately!
LIMITED WARRANTY
BRK Brands, Inc., (“BRK”) the maker of First Alert® brand products warrants that for a period of ten years from the date of purchase, this product will be free
from defects in material and workmanship. 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. To assist us in serving you, please have the model number and date of purchase available when calling.
For Warranty Service return to: 1301 Joe Battle, El Paso, TX 79936
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. Disposal: Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with regular household waste. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check local requirements
for disposal of Li-Ion electronic devices. The Alarm should be deactivated before disposal. See page 5, “To Permanently Deactivate the Smoke/CO Alarm”.
You can also return your Alarm to us for disposal. For return address see above. Please include a note confirming the product is being returned for disposal.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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from defects in material and workmanship. 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. To assist us in serving you, please have the model number and date of purchase available when calling.
For Warranty Service return to: 1301 Joe Battle, El Paso, TX 79936
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. Disposal: Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with regular household waste. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check local requirements
for disposal of Li-Ion electronic devices. The Alarm should be deactivated before disposal. See page 5, “To Permanently Deactivate the Smoke/CO Alarm”.
You can also return your Alarm to us for disposal. For return address see above. Please include a note confirming the product is being returned for disposal.
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Alarm needs to be replaced.
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from defects in material and workmanship. 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.
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Units under warranty should be returned to
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*For a list of acceptable replacement batteries, see “Regular Maintenance.”
If you have questions that cannot be answered by reading this manual, call Consumer Affairs at 1-800-323-9005.
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Silence Alarm using Test/Silence button; clean the
Alarm’s cover with a soft, clean cloth. If frequent
unwanted alarms continue, relocate your Alarm. Alarm
may be too close to a kitchen, cooking appliance, or
steamy bathroom.
These symptoms are related to CO POISONING and should be discussed with ALL household members.
Mild Exposure: Slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (“flu-like” symptoms).
Medium Exposure: Throbbing headache, drowsiness, confusion, fast heart rate.
Extreme Exposure: Convulsions, unconsciousness, heart and lung failure. Exposure to Carbon Monoxide can cause brain damage, death.
This CO Alarm measures exposure to CO over time. It alarms if CO levels are extremely high in a short period of time, or if CO levels
reach a certain minimum over a long period of time. The CO Alarm generally sounds an alarm before the onset of symptoms in average, healthy adults. Why is this
important? Because you need to be warned of a potential CO problem while you can still react in time. In many reported cases of CO exposure, victims may be
aware that they are not feeling well, but become disoriented and can no longer react well enough to exit the building or get help. Also, young children and pets may
be the first affected. The average healthy adult might not feel any symptoms when the CO Alarm sounds. However, people with cardiac or respiratory problems,
infants, unborn babies, pregnant mothers, or elderly people can be more quickly and severely affected by CO. If you experience even mild symptoms of CO poisoning,
consult your doctor immediately!
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SYMPTOMS OF CO POISONING
Smoke Alarm sounds when no smoke is visible.
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Fire Department. Refer to “If The CO Alarm Sounds”
for details.
Relocate your Alarm. If frequent alarms continue, have
The CO Alarm may be improperly located. Refer
home rechecked for potential CO problems. You may be
to “Where to Install This Alarm” for details.
experiencing an intermittent CO problem
CO levels indicate a potentially dangerous
situation.
*For a list of acceptable replacement batteries, see “Regular Maintenance.”
If you have questions that cannot be answered by reading this manual, call Consumer Affairs at 1-800-323-9005.
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Install two new AA batteries*.
Units under warranty should be returned to
manufacturer for replacement. See “Limited Warranty”
for details.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ONLY:
CO Alarm sounds frequently even though no high
levels of CO are revealed in an investigation.
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Silence Alarm using Test/Silence button; clean the
Alarm’s cover with a soft, clean cloth. If frequent
unwanted alarms continue, relocate your Alarm. Alarm
may be too close to a kitchen, cooking appliance, or
steamy bathroom.
*For a list of acceptable replacement batteries, see “Regular Maintenance.”
If you have questions that cannot be answered by reading this manual, call Consumer Affairs at 1-800-323-9005.
CO Alarm goes back into alarm 4 minutes after you
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for details.
Relocate your Alarm. If frequent alarms continue, have
The CO Alarm may be improperly located. Refer
home rechecked for potential CO problems. You may be
to “Where to Install This Alarm” for details.
experiencing an intermittent CO problem
CO levels indicate a potentially dangerous
situation.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
A CO Alarm is an excellent means of protection. It monitors the air and sounds a loud alarm before Carbon Monoxide levels become threatening for a
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Install two new AA batteries*.
Units under warranty should be returned to
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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 doors
closed.
•In the hall near every sleeping area. If your home has multiple
sleeping areas, install a unit in each. If a hall is over 40 feet (12
meters) long, install an Alarm at each end.
•At the top of the first-to-second floor stairway, and at bottom of
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.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CO: WHAT IS CO?
CO is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas produced when fossil fuels do not burn completely, or are exposed to heat (usually fire). Electrical appliances typically do not
produce CO. These fuels include: Wood, coal, charcoal, oil, natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, and propane. Common appliances are often sources of CO. If they are not
properly maintained, are improperly ventilated, or malfunction, CO levels can rise quickly. CO is a real danger now that homes are more energy efficient. “Air-tight”
homes with added insulation, sealed windows, and other weatherproofing can “trap” CO inside.
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Horn does three “chirps” every minute;
LED has 3 rapid Green flashes with “chirps”
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY FAMILY FROM CO POISONING?
RECOMMENDED LOCATIONS FOR SMOKE ALARMS
SILENCING THE END OF LIFE SIGNAL
Problem...
Low battery warning.
Smoke Alarm ONLY:
RECOMMENDED LOCATIONS FOR SMOKE ALARMS
SILENCING THE END OF LIFE SIGNAL
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
If the Alarm...
Horn “chirps” about once per minute.
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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. To assist us in serving you, please have the model number and date of purchase available when calling.
For Warranty Service return to: 1301 Joe Battle, El Paso, TX 79936
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. Disposal: Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with regular household waste. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check local requirements
for disposal of Li-Ion electronic devices. The Alarm should be deactivated before disposal. See page 5, “To Permanently Deactivate the Smoke/CO Alarm”.
You can also return your Alarm to us for disposal. For return address see above. Please include a note confirming the product is being returned for disposal.
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