BMW PN 01 00 1 470 354 Automobile User Manual

Battery Powered
Carbon Monoxide
User’s Guide
Model KN-COB-B
P/N: 9CO5
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
ATTENTION: Please take a few minutes to thoroughly
read this manual, which should be saved for future
reference and passed on to any subsequent owner. If
you have any questions about the operation or
installation of your alarm, please call our toll free
Consumer Hotline at 1-800-880-6788.
810-1362 REV. B
Table of Contents
Carbon Monoxide Overview
Quick Set Up . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Instructions . . . .
Installation Location
Where to Install
Where NOT to Install
Features and Operations . . .
Red Alarm Indicator
Green Operating Indicator
Test/Reset Button
Carbon Monoxide Overview
. . . . . .Page 2
. . . . . .Page 3
. . . . . .Pages 4-5
. . . . . .Pages 6-7
Battery Installation/Replacement . .Pages 8-9
What To Do If The Alarm Sounds . .Page 10
Alarm Instructions/Emergency Response
Alarm/Danger Levels . . . . . . . . . . . .Pages 11-12
Caring For Your Kidde Battery
Powered CO Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 13
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . .Page 14
Wall Mounting Template . . . . . . . . . .Page 14
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . .Page 15
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 16
Thank you for the purchase of your new Kidde carbon
monoxide alarm. If you have any questions about the
operation or setup of your CO alarm, feel free to call
our Consumer Hotline at 1-800-880-6788.
Your new Kidde carbon monoxide (CO) alarm is a sophisticated
instrument that has been carefully designed and tested to assure
accurate detection of CO build up in a residential environment.
Your Kidde is for use specifically in the home.
Carbon monoxide cannot be seen, smelled or tasted and can be
fatal. The build up of CO in the blood is called the carboxyhemoglobin level and interferes with the body’s ability to supply itself with
oxygen. Depending on the concentration, carbon monoxide can kill
in minutes.
The most common sources of carbon monoxide are malfunctioning gas appliances used for heating and cooking, vehicles running in
an attached garage, blocked chimneys or flues, portable fuel burning
heaters, fireplaces, fuel powered tools and operating a grill in an
enclosed space.
Indications of carbon monoxide poisoning include symptoms similar to the flu, but with no fever. Other symptoms include dizziness,
fatigue, weakness, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness and confusion. Everyone is susceptible to the danger of CO, but experts agree
that unborn babies, small children, pregnant women, senior citizens
and people with heart or respiratory problems are at the highest risk
for serious injury or death. Each year a qualified technician should
inspect and clean your heating system, vents, chimney, and flues.
Your new Kidde CO alarm has a five year limited warranty.
Please take a few minutes to thoroughly read the user’s guide and
familiarize yourself and your family with its operation. Your Kidde
CO alarm was designed to detect carbon monoxide gas from ANY
source of combustion. IT IS NOT DESIGNED TO DETECT SMOKE,
FIRE OR ANY OTHER GASES. If you have any questions please
call our Consumer Hotline at 1-800-880-6788.
This manual and the products described are copyrighted, with all
rights reserved. Under these copyright laws, no part of this manual
may be copied for use without the written consent of KIDDE Safety.
If you require further information, contact our Consumer Hotline, or
write to us at:
Kidde / Pyrene Corp.
13o Esna Park Drive, Markham, ON, Canada L3R 1E3
Consumer Hotline: 1-800-880-6788
Quick Set Up
Installation Instructions
Remove the three enclosed AA
batteries and install them into the
battery well. Carefully place the
red battery warning flags into the
battery well. Observe the battery
polarity markings at the bottom of
the battery well.
When the batteries are first
installed, the unit will beep once and the red alarm light will
flash. After approximately 20-30 seconds the green light will
flash indicating that the unit is operational. Replace battery
cover. Your Kidde CO alarm is now operational.
Installation Location
Seven (7) years after initial power up, this unit will "chirp"
every 30 seconds to indicate that it is time to replace the
alarm. After seven years the device may no longer detect carbon monoxide accurately and should be replaced immediately.
To help identify the date to replace the unit, a label has been
affixed to the side of the alarm. Write the "Replace by" date (7
years from power up) in permanent marker on the label.
When choosing your installation locations, make sure you can
hear the alarm from all sleeping areas. If you install only one
carbon monoxide alarm in your home, install the alarm near
bedrooms, not in the basement or furnace room.
1. Using the template provided (see
page 18). Mark the location on wall.
2. Insert the two screws provided until
the screw heads are approximately
1/8” from wall. (If mounting in
plaster board or drywall, drill 3/16”
hole and use the plastic anchors
Figure 1
3. Hook the Kidde CO Alarm unit over the screws onto
keyholes in back of unit.
Recommended Locations - Upper Levels of Home
• If you have only
one alarm, place it
near sleeping
areas, not near fuel
burning appliances, such as fireplaces, furnaces or
hot water heaters.
Where To Install Your Kidde CO Alarm
- Basement Levels of Home
The following suggestions are intended to help you with
the placement and installation of your Kidde CO alarm.
• Place out of the reach of children. Under no circumstance
should children be allowed to handle the CO alarm.
• Install in a bedroom or hallway located close to the
sleeping area. Take special care to verify the alarm can
be heard in sleeping areas.
• It is recommended that a CO alarm be installed on each
level of a multilevel home.
• Locate at least 5 feet away from all fuel burning appliances.
• Placing at eye level allows for optimum monitoring of
the red and green indicator lights.
Installation Instructions (cont.)
• Insure that all vents of the unit are unobstructed.
• Do not install in dead air spaces such as peaks of
vaulted ceilings, or gabled roofs.
• Do not install in turbulent air from ceiling fans.
Do not place near fresh air vents or close to doors
and windows that open to the outside.
• Keep the CO alarm away from excessively dusty, dirty,
or greasy areas such as kitchens, garages and furnace
rooms. Dust, grease and household chemicals can
affect the sensor.
• Keep out of damp and humid areas such as the
bathroom. Avoid spraying aerosols near the CO alarm.
• Do not install in areas where the temperature is below
40˚ Fahrenheit (4.4˚ Celsius) or hotter than 100˚
Fahrenheit (37.8˚ Celsius).
• Do not place behind curtains or furniture. CO must
be able to reach the sensor for the unit to accurately
detect carbon monoxide.
The following conditions can result in transient CO situations:
Excessive spillage or reverse venting of fuel-burning appliances caused
• outdoor ambient conditions, such as wind direction and/or velocity,
including high gusts of wind, and insufficient draft in the vent pipes;
• negative pressure differential resulting from the use of exhaust fans;
• simultaneous operation of several fuel-burning appliances competing
for limited internal air;
Features and Operation
Your new Kidde battery powered CO alarm utilizes
sophisticated electronic components to protect you and your
family from the dangers of CO. Unique features include red
and green diagnostic lights, battery status, and sensor health.
Familiarize yourself with these features:
Red Alarm Indicator Light
If a dangerous level of carbon monoxide is detected the
red alarm LED will pulse and a loud (85 decibel) alarm pattern will sound. When the device detects Carbon Monoxide,
the alarm pattern will be 4 short beeps – followed by 5
seconds of silence – followed by 4 short beeps with a
corresponding red LED flash. This cycle will continue for 4
minutes and then change to 1 cycle every 1 minute until the
device is reset or the CO is
eliminated. See figure 2.
See page 11-12 for an
understanding of which CO
levels are dangerous.
Green Operate Indicator
Figure 2
The green light flashing every 30 seconds indicates the
unit is functioning properly (see figure 3).
The green light will flash before a CO reading is taken and
when any button is pressed.
If the unit chirps once every 30 seconds, observe the unit for
the following:
• loose vent pipe connections from fuel-fired appliances;
• obstructions, or unconventional vent pipe designs that can amplify
the above situations;
• poorly designed or maintained chimneys and/or vents;
Extended operation of unvented fuel-burning devices (range, oven,
fireplace, etc.);
Temperature inversions that can trap exhaust gasses near the ground;
and a
Car idling in an open or closed attached garage, or near a home.
A chirp every 30 seconds, with a green LED flash followed
by a red LED flash, indicates the batteries are low. Follow
the battery installation/replacement instructions on page 9
and 10.
A chirp every 30 seconds, with a red flash and no green LED
flash indicates a unit error. If the unit does not respond,
call the Kidde consumer hotline at 1-800-880-6788..
Features and Operation (cont.)
Battery Installation/Replacement
Test/Reset Button
Since batteries are not installed in the unit at the factory, you
will need to install them. Your Kidde unit will continue to
remind you to change the batteries for up to seven days after
low batteries are detected.
The test/reset button is used to
test the unit’s electronics and to reset
the unit during alarm
(see figure 3).
Figure 3
• Test the unit - To test,
press and release the test/reset button, you should
hear one short beep – followed by 5 seconds of
silence – followed by 4 short beeps with a
corresponding red LED flash. Familiarize yourself
and family members with the alarm pattern.
Test the unit weekly! If at any time your unit
does not perform as described replace it
Note: After the test/reset button is pressed, the alarm
sounds and the red alarm light flashes. This does not
indicate that carbon monoxide is present.
Due to the loudness of the alarm we suggest you place your
fingers over the sounder opening when testing your Kidde CO
• Reset the unit - If the alarm is sounding, pressing
the test/reset button will terminate the alarm. If
the CO condition that caused the alert in the first
place continues, the alarm will reactivate.
Reactivation times depend on the amount of CO
that caused the CO alarm to initially alarm and the
amount of CO present after resetting the alarm
(see page 11, Alarm Instructions/Emergency
WARNING: Your Kidde CO alarm will not be
operational and will not monitor for CO levels without
the installation of three charged AA batteries.
Your Kidde CO alarm monitors for battery failure such as
bad or corroded connections, sudden battery failure and
other causes. If the alarm senses any form of battery
failure, the unit will start chirping an audible alarm
every 30 seconds, the green and red alarm light will
The battery error warning will continue until new batteries are placed in the unit, or until the remaining batteries
become completely exhausted.
Three AA batteries have been included with your purchase. When replacing the batteries, we recommend use of
the following for a minimum of one year normal operation:
• Duracell MN1500 • Camelion Mignon LR6-AM3-1.5
• Energizer E91
• Rayovac LR6
These batteries can be purchased at your local retailer.
Battery Installation/Replacement (cont.)
Battery Installation/Replacement Instructions
To install or replace the batteries in your Kidde unit please
perform the following steps:
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Procedure
WARNING: Actuation of the CO Alarm
indicates the presence of Carbon Monoxide
(CO) which can kill you.
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1. Gently lift open
the battery cover to
expose the battery
What To Do If The Alarm Sounds
If alarm signal sounds 4 quick beeps, 5 seconds off:
2. Remove the old
batteries and
properly dispose
of them as
recommended by
the manufacturer (see figure 4).
Figure 4
1) Immediately move to fresh air - outdoors or by an
open door or window. Check that all persons are
accounted for. Do not re-enter the premises or
move away from the open door/window until
emergency services responders have arrived, the
premises have been aired out, and your alarm
remains in its normal operating condition.
3. Reinstall the new batteries, being careful to seat
the red battery warning flags in the recess of
the battery well. Also, note the polarity illustration
in the bottom of the battery compartment (see
figure 5).
2) Call your emergency local service
(fire deptartment or 911).
4. The unit will chirp and the green light will flash.
Never restart the source of a CO problem until it has
been corrected. Never ignore the sound of the alarm!
5. Gently close the battery cover. The battery cover
of your CO alarm will NOT close if all
three AA batteries are not installed.
Figure 5
Alarm/Danger Levels
Caution: This CO alarm will only indicate the presence of
CO at the sensor. CO may be present in other areas.
Mild Exposure: Headaches, running nose, sore eyes,
often described as “flu-like” symptoms.
Alarm/Danger Levels (cont.)
of CO in Air
(ppm = parts
per million)
50 ppm
Medium Exposure: Dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting.
Extreme Exposure: Unconsciousness, brain damage,
200 ppm
Familiarization with the effects of each level is important.
The symptoms described in the chart above are related to carbon monoxide poisoning and should be discussed with ALL
members of the household.
800 ppm
400 ppm
1,600 ppm
Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide can be
fatal or cause permanent damage and disabilities.
3,200 ppm
Many victims of carbon monoxide poisoning indicate that
while they were aware that they were ill, they became so disoriented and confused that they were unable to help themselves by exiting the building or calling for assistance. If you
experience any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, consult your doctor immediately! CO poisoning can be determined by a simple blood test called a carboxyhemoglobin test.
Severe cases may require treatment in a hyperbaric chamber.
Remember, young children and household pets may be the
first effected.
6,400 ppm
If you have additional questions please call the Kidde
Consumer Hotline at 1-800-880-6788.
12,800 ppm
Approximate Inhalation Time
and Symptoms Developed
The maximum allowable concentration for
continuous exposure for healthy adults in
any 8-hour period, according to OSHA*.
Slight headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea
after 2-3 hours.
Frontal headaches within 1-2 hours, life
threatening after 3 hours.
Dizziness, nausea and convulsions within 45
minutes. Unconsciousness within 2 hours.
Death within 2-3 hours.
Headache, dizziness and nausea within 20
minutes. Death within 1 hour.
Headache, dizziness and nausea within 5-10
minutes. Death within 25-30 minutes.
Headache, dizziness and nausea within 1-2
minutes. Death within 10-15 minutes.
Death within 1-3 minutes.
* Occupational Safety and Health Administration
WARNING: The chart above relates to healthy adults. Levels differ for those at high risk. This product is intended for use in
ordinary indoor residential areas. It is not designed to measure
compliance with commercial and industrial standards.
This device is designed to protect individuals from acute effects
of carbon monoxide exposure. It will not fully safeguard individuals with specific medical conditions. If in doubt, consult a
medical practitioner. Individuals with medical problems may
consider using warning devices, which provide audible and visual signals for carbon monoxide concentrations under 30 ppm.
This CO alarm meets these alarm response times
At 70 PPM, the unit must alarm within 60-240 minutes
At 150 PPM, the unit must alarm within 10-50 minutes
At 400 PPM, the unit must alarm within 4-15 minutes
Caring for your Kidde
Battery Powered CO Alarm
How to Care for Your Alarm
To keep your CO alarm in good working order, you must
follow these simple steps:
•Test the alarm once a week by pressing the Test/Reset button
•Vacuum the alarm cover once a month to remove
accumulated dust. Use the soft brush attachment of your
vacuum cleaner, and unplug the alarm from the electrical outlet
before vacuuming.
•Instruct children never to touch, unplug or otherwise interfere
with the unit. Warn children of the dangers of CO poisoning.
•Never use detergents or solvents to clean the alarm.
Chemicals can permanently damage or temporarily contaminate
the sensor.
•Avoid spraying air fresheners, hair spray, paint or other
aerosols near the CO alarm.
•Do not paint the CO alarm. Paint will seal the vents and
interfere with proper sensor operation.
•Do not mount the CO alarm directly above or near a diaper
pail, as high amounts of methane gas can cause temporary
readings on the digital display.
Note: If you will be staining or stripping wood floors or furniture,
painting, wall-papering, or using aerosols or adhesives for a do-ityourself project or hobby, before you begin: Remove the CO
alarm to a remote location to prevent possible damage to or
contamination of the sensor. You may wish to unplug the CO
alarm and store in a plastic bag during the project.
The following is a list of substances that at high levels can affect
the sensor and cause temporary readings on the digital display
that are not carbon monoxide readings:
Methane, propane, iso-butane, ethylene, ethanol, alcohol,
iso-propanol, benzene, toluene, ethyl acetate, hydrogen,
hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxides.
Also most aerosol sprays, alcohol based products, paints,
thinners, solvents, adhesives, hair sprays, after shaves,
perfumes, auto exhaust (cold start) and some cleaning agents.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many CO alarms do I need in my house?
How much square footage will one CO alarm cover?
A. We recommend you place CO alarms near the sleeping
area(s). If you have a multi-level home, you should place a CO
alarm on each level of the home. A good rule of thumb for the
number and placement of CO alarms for your particular home is
to place CO alarms near smoke alarms that have been installed
to meet current building code requirements.
Generally, one CO alarm can be adequate for 1,200 to 1,500
square feet of living space. The most important determination for
the number of CO alarms needed is whether an alarm can be
heard in all sleeping areas.
Q. Do I have to press the test button to get a CO reading?
A. No. Your Kidde CO alarm continuously monitors the air
for carbon monoxide. If it detects a dangerous level of CO it
will alarm automatically. To test the internal components and
circuitry of your CO alarm, press the test/reset button.
Wall Mounting Template
If you are going to mount your Kidde CO Alarm to the
wall, you may use this template for exact placement of the
two wall mount screws provided. For more information
about mounting to the wall, please refer to page 5.
Product Specifications
Limited Warranty
Three AA batteries (supplied)
Electrochemical carbon monoxide
Operating range 4.4°C (40°F) to
37.8°C (100°F)
Accessories supplied for wall
85+ dB at 10' @ 3.4 ± 0.5 KHz
pulsing alarm
Warranty Disclaimers: Any implied warranties arising out of this sale, including but
not limited to the implied warranties of description, merchantability and fitness for
a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the above warranty period. In no
event shall the Manufacturer be liable for loss of use of this product or for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, or costs, or expenses incurred
by the consumer or any other user of this product, whether due to a breach of contract, negligence, strict liability in tort or otherwise. The Manufacturer shall have no
liability for any personal injury, property damage or any special, incidental, contingent or consequential damage of any kind resulting from gas leakage, fire or explosion.
Some states/ provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
Some states/ provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or
incidental damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
Legal Remedies: This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have
other rights that vary from state to state/ province to province.
Warranty Performance: During the above warranty period, your product will be
replaced with a comparable product if the defective product is returned, postage
prepaid, to KIDDE / Pyrene Corp., Customer Service Dept., 130 Esna Park Drive,
Markham, ON, L3R 1E3, together with proof of purchase date. Please include a note
describing the problem when you return the unit. The replacement product will be
in warranty for the remainder of the original warranty period or for six months,
whichever is longer. Other than the cost of postage, no charge will be made for
replacement of the defective product.
Kidde makes no warranty, express or implied, written or oral, including that of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, with respect to the battery.
The above warranty may not be altered except in writing signed by both parties
LED Operation:
Unit Malfunction:
• Flashing green LED every 30 seconds
indicates proper operation
• 4 pulsing red LED with 4 quick alarm
chirps indicates presence of CO
Red and green LED flashes, and the
unit chirps every 30 seconds. Replace
the three AA batteries with one of the
following brands.
• Duracell MN1500
• Energizer E91
• Camelion Mignon LR6-AM3-1.5
• Rayovac LR6
Red light flashes, and the unit chirps
every 30 seconds indicates a unit error.
Refer to page 7.
Test/Reset Button: Test button verifies proper unit
Size & Weight:
5.5' diameter x 1.4' depth/0.66 lbs.
with batteries
Five-year limited warranty from date of
purchase against defects in material
and workmanship on CO Alarm unit.
Limited Warranty
The model number and assembly number can be found on the
label on the back of the CO alarm.
For Warranty Service:
In many cases the quickest way to exchange your CO alarm is to
return it to the original place of purchase. If you have questions,
call the KIDDE customer service department at
1-800-880-6788 for assistance.
Please have the following information ready when calling:
CO Alarm Model Number (Located on the back of alarm):
CO Alarm Assembly Number (Located on back of alarm):
Date of Manufacture (Located on back of alarm):
Date of Purchase:
Where Purchased:
For questions concerning your
Carbon Monoxide Alarm, please
call our Consumer Hotline at
Kidde / Pyrene Corp.
130 Esna Park Drive, Markham, ON, L3R 1E3
Consumer Hotline: 1-800-880-6788
Custom Assembled in China with U.S. and Foreign Components.