User Guide for model Kidde 10SCO Combination Photoelectric

User Guide for model Kidde 10SCO Combination Photoelectric
User Guide for model Kidde 10SCO
Combination Photoelectric Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm
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Battery Operation: 9V Battery
2-LED Display
Front Load Battery
Peak Level Memory
Hush Button
Voice Message System
For your convenience , write down the following information. If you call our consumer
hotline, these are the first questions you will be asked:
Alarm Model Number
This is located on the back of the alarm
Date of Manufacture
This is located on the back of the alarm
Date of Purchase
Where Purchased
ATTENTION: Please take a few minutes to thoroughly read this user guide which
should be saved for future reference and passed on to any subsequent owner.
What To Do When The Alarm Sounds!
NEVER IGNORE THE SOUND OF THE ALARM!
NEVER IGNORE THE SOUND OF THE ALARM! Determining what type of alarm
has sounded is easy with your Kidde Combination Smoke/CO Alarm. The voice
message warning system will inform you of the type of situation occurring. Refer to
the Features section for a detailed description of each alarm pattern.
When the smoke alarm sounds:
Smoke alarms are designed to minimize false alarms. Cigarette smoke will not
normally set off the alarm, unless the smoke is blown directly into the alarm. This unit
contains nuisance alarm protection, which will reduce the impact of cooking particles.
However, large quantities of combustible particles from spills or grilling could still
cause the unit to alarm. Careful location of the unit away from the kitchen area will
give the maximum nuisance alarm protection.
Combustion particles from cooking may set off the alarm if located too close to the
cooking area. Large quantities of combustible particles are generated from spills or
when broiling. Using the fan on a range hood which vents to the outside (nonrecirculating type) will also help remove these combustible products from the kitchen.
If the alarm sounds, check for fires first. If a fire is discovered follow these steps.
Become thoroughly familiar with these items, and review with all family members!
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Alert small children in the home. Children sleep very soundly and may not be
awakened by the sound of the smoke alarms.
 Leave immediately using one of your planned escape routes
 Every second counts, don’t stop to get dressed or pick up valuables.
 Before opening inside doors look for smoke seeping in around the edges, and
feel with the back of your hand If the door is hot use your second exit. If you
feel its safe, open the door very slowly and be prepared to close immediately
if smoke and heat rush in.
 If the escape route requires you to go through smoke, crawl low under the
smoke where the air is clearer.
 Go to your predetermined meeting place. When two people have arrived one
should leave to call 999 from a neighbour's home, and the other should stay
to perform a head count.
 Do not reenter under any circumstance until fire officials give the go ahead.
 There are situations where a smoke alarm may not be effective to protect
against fire. For example;
o Smoking in bed
o Leaving children unsupervised
o Cleaning with flammable liquids, such as gasoline
o Fires where the victim is intimate with a flaming initiated fire; for
example, when a person's clothes catch fire while cooking
o Fires where the smoke is prevented from reaching the detector due to
a closed door or other obstruction
o Incendiary fires where the fire grows so rapidly that an occupant's
egress is blocked even with properly located detectors
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Kidde Combination Photoelectric Smoke and Carbon
Monoxide Alarm model 10SCO.
Please take a few minutes to thoroughly read this user guide which should be saved
for future reference. Teach children how to respond to the alarms, and they should
never play with the unit.
Your Kidde Smoke/CO Alarm was designed to detect both smoke and carbon
monoxide from any source of combustion in a residential environment. It is not
designed for use in a caravan or boat.
This apparatus is NOT a substitute for maintenance of fuel burning appliances and
venting/exhaust systems If you have any questions about the operation or
installation of your alarm, please call our toll free Consumer Hotline at 0800 917
0722.
The guide will help you determine the correct location of safety products that will
help keep your home a safer place.
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Features
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Permanent independent smoke and carbon monoxide sensors.
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Smoke alarm takes precedence when both smoke and carbon monoxide are
present.
Alarm/Voice message warning system that alerts you of the following conditions in
the manner described below, thus eliminating any confusion over which alarm is
sounding:
FIRE: The alarm/voice pattern is three long alarm beeps followed by the verbal
warning message ‘FIRE! FIRE!’. This pattern is repeated until the smoke is
eliminated. The red LED light will flash while in alarm/voice mode.
CARBON MONOXIDE: The alarm/voice pattern is four short alarm beeps followed
by the verbal warning message ‘WARNING! CARBON MONOXIDE!’. After four
minutes the alarm/voice pattern will sound once every minute until the unit is reset,
or the CO eliminated. The red LED light will flash while in alarm/voice mode.
LOW BATTERY: This alarm has a low battery pre-warning. The red LED will flash
every 60 seconds for a period of 28 days. Following this pre-warning, when the
battery is low and needs replacing, the red LED will flash and the unit will "chirp"
one time, followed by the warning message "LOW BATTERY". This cycle will
occur once every minute for the first hour. After the first hour the red LED light will
continue to flash every minute accompanied by the chirp only sound. The voice
message ‘LOW BATTERY’ will sound once every fifteen minutes during the chirp
only cycle. This will continue for at least seven days.
Voice Message System that alerts user to the following conditions:
System announces ‘HUSH MODE ACTIVATED’ when the unit is first put into
HUSH Mode.
System announces ‘HUSH MODE CANCELLED’ when unit resumes normal
operation after Hush Mode has been cancelled.
System announces ‘CARBON MONOXIDE PREVIOUSLY DETECTED’ when the
unit has detected CO concentrations of 100 ppm or higher.
System announces ‘PUSH TEST BUTTON’ when the unit is powered up,
reminding user to activate the Test Button.
 One chirp every 30 seconds is an indication that the alarm is malfunctioning. If
this occurs call the Consumer Hotline at 0800 917 0722.
 After ten (10) years of cumulative power up, this unit chirps twice every 30
seconds. This is an "operational end of life" feature which will indicate that it is
time to replace the alarm.
 Loud 85 decibel alarm
 HUSH Control Feature that silences the unit during nuisance alarm situations
Oversized test button for easy activation
 Test button performs the following functions:
o Tests the units electronics and verifies proper unit operation
o Resets the unit during CO alarm
o Peak Level Memory
o Activates or cancels Hush Feature
 Mounting bracket designed for easy orientation of the unit
 Green and red LED lights that indicate normal operation and alarm status
o Green Light: The green LED will be lit continuously or flash every 30
seconds to indicate the unit is operating properly. In HUSH mode the
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LED blinks every 2 seconds and once per second if it is the initiating
alarm.
o Red Light: When a dangerous level of smoke or carbon monoxide is
detected the red LED light will flash and the corresponding alarm
pattern (depending on the source) will sound. If the unit malfunctions,
the red LED light will flash and the unit will chirp every 30 seconds
indicating a system problem. If the red LED flashes every 60 seconds
WITHOUT an audible chirp, this is the pre-warning that the battery will
soon need replacing.
The alarm is battery operated with a 9V battery.
Tamper Resist Feature that deters children and others from removing the
battery or alarm
Smoke Alarm
The smoke alarm monitors the air for products of combustion that are produced
when something is burning or smouldering. When smoke particles in the smoke
sensor reach a specified concentration, the alarm/voice message warning system
will sound, and be accompanied by the flashing red LED light. The smoke alarm
takes precedence when both smoke and carbon monoxide are present.
Life safety from fire in residential occupancies is based primarily on early notification
to occupants of the need to escape, followed by the appropriate escape actions by
those occupants.
Fire warning systems for dwelling units are capable of protecting about half of the
occupants in potentially fatal fires. Victims are often intimate with the fire, For the old,
young, or physically or mentally impaired such that they cannot escape even when
warned early enough that escape should be possible. For these people, other
strategies such as protection-in-place or assisted escape or rescue are necessary.
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Smoke alarms are devices that can provide early warning of possible fires at a
reasonable cost; however, alarms have sensing limitations. Ionisation sensing
alarms may detect invisible fire particles (associated with fast flaming fires) sooner
than photoelectric alarms. Photoelectric sensing alarms may detect visible fire
particles (associated with slow smouldering fires) sooner than ionisation alarms.
Home fires develop in different ways and are often unpredictable. For maximum
protection, Kidde recommends that both Ionisation and Photoelectric alarms be
installed.
A battery powered alarm must have a battery of the specified type, in good
condition and installed properly.
Smoke alarms must be tested regularly to make sure the batteries and the alarm
circuits are in good operating condition.
 Smoke alarms cannot provide an alarm if smoke does not reach the alarm.
Therefore, smoke alarms may not sense fires starting in chimneys, walls, on
roofs, on the other side of a closed door or on a different floor.
 If the alarm is located outside the bedroom or on a different floor, it may not
wake up a sound sleeper.
 The use of alcohol or drugs may also impair one’s ability to hear the smoke
alarm. For maximum protection, a smoke alarm should be installed in each
sleeping area on every level of a home.
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Although smoke alarms can help save lives by providing an early warning of a
fire, they are not a substitute for an insurance policy. Home owners and
renters should have adequate insurance to protect their lives and property.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm
The carbon monoxide (CO) alarm monitors the air for the presence of CO. It will
alarm when there are high levels of CO present, and when there are low levels of
CO present over a longer period of time. When a CO condition matches either of
these situations, the alarm/voice message warning system will sound, and be
accompanied by the flashing red LED light. The carbon monoxide sensor uses an
electrochemical technology.
CAUTION: This alarm will only indicate the presence of carbon monoxide
gas at the sensor. Carbon monoxide gas may be present in other areas.
Individuals with medical problems may consider using warning devices which
provide audible and visual signals for carbon monoxide concentrations less than 30
ppm.
Operating & Installation Instructions
This alarm must only be installed by a competent person
Step 1: Installation Guide:
IMPORTANT: THIS ALARM MUST BE MOUNTED ON A CEILING OR WALL. IT
WAS NOT DESIGNED FOR USE AS A TABLETOP DEVICE! INSTALL ONLY AS
DETAILED!
A. Recommended Installation Locations:
Kidde recommends the installation of a Smoke/CO Alarm in the following locations.
For maximum protection we suggest an alarm be installed on each level of a
multilevel home, including every bedroom, hallways, finished attics and basements.
If installing this alarm in the kitchen, please note that sometimes cooking fumes or
steam can result in 'nuisance' smoke alarms which can be minimized by locating the
alarm away from sources of cooking fumes or steam.
Put alarms at both ends of bedroom, hallway or large room if hallway or room is
more than 30 ft (9.1m) long. If you have only one alarm, ensure it is placed in the
hallway outside of the main sleeping area, or in the main bedroom. Verify the alarm
can be heard in all sleeping areas.
Locate an alarm in every room where someone sleeps with the door closed. The
closed door may prevent an alarm not located in that room from waking the sleeper.
Smoke, heat and combustion products rise to the ceiling and spread horizontally.
Mounting the alarm on the ceiling in the centre of the room places it closest to all
points in the room. Ceiling mounting is preferred in ordinary residential construction.
When mounting an alarm on the ceiling, locate it at a minimum of 4’’ (10cm) from the
side wall (see figure 1). If installing the alarm on the wall, use an inside wall with the
top edge of the alarm at a minimum of 4’’ (10cm) and a maximum of 12’’ (30.5cm)
below the ceiling (see figure 1).
Sloped Ceiling Installation:
Install within 0.9m of the highest point (measured horizontally). Smoke alarms in
rooms with ceiling slopes greater than 0.3m in 2.4m horizontally shall be located on
the high side of the room. A row of detectors shall be spaced and located within
0.9m of the peak of the ceiling measured horizontally (see Figure 2)
Static Mobile Homes:
Modern mobile homes have been designed and built to be energy efficient. Install
Smoke/CO alarms as recommended previously (refer to Recommended Installation
Instructions and figure 1).
In older mobile homes that are not well insulated, extreme heat or cold can be
transferred from the outside to the inside through poorly insulated walls and roof.
This may cause a thermal barrier, which can prevent smoke from reaching an alarm
mounted on the ceiling. In such mobile homes install your Smoke/CO Alarm on an
inside wall with the top edge of the alarm at a minimum of 4 inches (10cm) and a
maximum of 12 inches (30.5cm) below the ceiling (See figure 1).
If you are not sure about the insulation in your mobile home, or if you notice that the
outer walls and ceiling are either hot or cold, install your alarm on an inside wall
ONLY
B. Where Not to Install:
Do not install in garages, furnace rooms or bathrooms! INSTALL AT LEAST 5
FEET AWAY FROM ANY FUEL BURNING OR COOKING APPLIANCE
 Don’t install within 5 feet of fuel burning appliances
 Don’t wall-mount close to obstructions (e.g. behind curtains, shelving or furniture)
 Don’t fit in dusty, dirty or greasy areas (e.g. garages or workshops)
 Don’t wall-mount within 30cm of the ceiling as this is a ‘dead air’ space
 Avoid humid areas (such as bathrooms) with greater than 90% relative humidity
(RH), non-condensing, or areas with temperatures outside of the operating range
(0-40C). Keep away from sinks.
 Don't install within 1 metre of fluorescent lights
Step 2: Mounting Instructions
YOUR SMOKE/CO ALARM IS SEALED AND THE COVER IS NOT
REMOVABLE!
1. 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 (10 years from initial power up) in
permanent marker on the label. See Alarm Replacement section for additional
information.
2. Remove the mounting bracket from the back of the alarm by holding the mounting
bracket and twisting the alarm in the direction indicated by the ‘OFF’arrow on the
alarm cover.
3. Selecting the proper location for your Smoke/CO Alarm, as described.. To ensure
aesthetic alignment of the alarm with the hallway, or wall, the ‘A’ line on the
mounting bracket must be parallel with the hallway when ceiling mounted, or
horizontal when wall mounted.
4. Install the alarm on the mounting bracket and rotate the alarm in the direction of the
‘ON’ arrow on the cover until the alarm ratchets into place (this ratcheting function
allows for aesthetic alignment). Note: The alarm will mount to the bracket in 4
positions (every 90 degrees).
5. Two labels are included with your alarm. They have important information on what
to do in case of an alarm. Add the phone number of your emergency service
provider (for smoke or fire emergencies call '999' or for CO gas emergencies call
0800 111 999) in the space provided. Alternatively, for solid fuel emergencies call
HETAS (0845 634 5626) or for oil based emergencies call Oftec (0845 658 5080).
Place one label next to the alarm after it is mounted, and one label near a fresh air
source such as a door or window.
6. Pull the Battery Pull Tab (yellow tab protruding from unit) completely out of unit.
This will automatically connect the battery.
Step 3: Testing the Alarm
CAUTION: Due to the loudness (85 decibels) of the alarm, always stand an
arm’s length away from the unit when testing.
The test/reset button has four purposes. It tests the unit’s electronics, resets the CO
alarm, activates the HUSH feature, and activates the Peak Level Memory Feature.
After installation, TEST THE UNIT’S ELECTRONICS by pressing and releasing the
test/reset button. A series of beeps will sound, followed by the message ‘Fire! Fire!’
then another two series of beeps and the message ‘WARNING! CARBON
MONOXIDE!’ followed by 4 additional short beeps.
Weekly testing is required! If at any time it does not perform as described,
verify that the battery doesn’t need replacing. Clean dust and any other build-up
off the unit. If it still doesn’t operate properly call the Consumer Hotline on 0800 917
0722.
HUSH Control Feature
The HUSH feature has the capability of temporarily desensitizing the smoke alarm
circuit for approximately 10 minutes. This feature is to be used only when a known
alarm condition, such as smoke from cooking, activates the alarm.
You can put your Smoke/CO Alarm in HUSH mode by pushing the test/reset button.
If the smoke is not too dense, the alarm will silence immediately, the unit will verbally
announce HUSH MODE ACTIVATED, and the green LED will flash every 2 seconds
for approximately 10 minutes.
This indicates that the smoke alarm is in a temporarily desensitized condition. Your
Smoke/CO Alarm will automatically reset after approximately 10 minutes. When the
unit returns to normal operation after being in HUSH mode, it will verbally announce
HUSH MODE CANCELLED, and sound the alarm if smoke is still present. The
HUSH feature can be used repeatedly until the air has been cleared of the condition
causing the alarm. While the unit is in HUSH mode, pushing the test/reset button on
the alarm will also end the HUSH period.
NOTE: DENSE SMOKE WILL OVERRIDE THE HUSH CONTROL FEATURE AND
SOUND A CONTINUOUS ALARM.
CAUTION: BEFORE USING THE ALARM HUSH FEATURE, IDENTIFY THE
SOURCE OF THE SMOKE AND BE CERTAIN A SAFE CONDITION EXISTS.
Reset Feature
If the Smoke/CO Alarm is sounding a CO alarm, pressing the test/reset button will
initiate a test/reset. If the CO condition that caused the alert continues, the alarm will
reactivate.
Alarm/Peak Level Memory
If the green LED is blinking once every 16 seconds, the unit has detected a
hazardous condition. If the unit has detected a CO level of 100 PPM or greater,
pushing the Test/Reset button will result in a voice message ‘Caution, carbon
monoxide previously detected’
. Peak level also happens if the unit detects smoke and then comes out of alarm.
However, there is no voice message if the unit is in peak level due to smoke. When
the Test/Reset button is pushed, the unit will produce three rapid beeps. Pushing the
test/reset button resets the memory.
LED Indicator Operation
Red LED
The red LED will flash in conjunction with the alarm sounder. Therefore, the red LED
will flash during a smoke alarm, a CO alarm, a low battery mode chirp and a unit
error mode chirp.
Green LED
The green LED will flash as described below under the following conditions:
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Standby Condition: The LED will flash every 30 seconds.
 Alarm Condition: The LED will flash every second signifying that the alarm sensed
a smoke or CO hazard.
 HUSH MODE Condition: The LED will flash every 2 seconds while the alarm is in
HUSH mode.
 Alarm Memory: The LED blinks once every 16 seconds to indicate a hazardous
condition was previously detected.
Tamper Resist Features
To make your smoke/CO alarm tamper resistant, two tamper resist features have
been provided. The first is used to discourage removal of the alarm while the second
is for the battery. To activate the mounting bracket tamper resist feature break off the
four posts in the square holes in the trim ring (see figure 5A). When the posts are
broken off, the tamper resist tab on the base is allowed to engage the mounting
bracket. Rotate the alarm onto the mounting bracket until you hear the tamper resist
tab snap into place, locking the alarm on the mounting bracket. Using the tamper
resist feature will help deter children and others from removing the alarm from
bracket.
NOTE: To remove the alarm when the tamper resist tab is engaged, press down on
the tamper resist tab, and rotate the alarm off of the bracket (see figure 5B
This alarm also has a battery carrier tamper resist feature, which helps prevent the
battery carrier from being opened. This feature is effective in preventing the removal
of the battery from this device.
To activate the battery carrier tamper resist feature, remove the unit from the trim
and locate the small cut-out in the middle of the product label on the back of the unit.
With a small screwdriver, or similar tool, slide the switch towards the top of the label.
(see Figure 6) The tamper resist feature is now active and the battery carrier cannot
be opened until the tamper resist feature is deactivated.
NOTE: Before activating the battery carrier tamper resist feature, make sure a fresh
battery is installed in the unit and that the battery carrier is properly closed. If the
battery carrier tamper resist feature is activated while the battery carrier is open, the
battery carrier will not close and the unit will be inoperable.
To deactivate the battery carrier tamper resist, in order to change the smoke alarm
battery, remove the unit from the trim plate (see Smoke Alarm Tamper Resist
Feature if activated), and locate the small cut-out in the middle of the product label.
Using a screwdriver, or similar tool, slide the switch towards the bottom of the
product label. The battery carrier can now be opened and the battery changed.
CO Alarm Response Time
Never restart the source of a CO problem until it has been fixed. NEVER
IGNORE THE ALARM!
The CO sensor meets the alarm response time requirements of EN50291-1:2010
Standard alarm times are as follows:
Parts per million (PPM) of CO
Time until Alarm
50
60 - 90 minutes
100
10 - 40 minutes
300
Must alarm in less than 3 minutes
This carbon monoxide alarm is designed to detect carbon monoxide gas from
ANY source of combustion. It is NOT designed to detect any other gas.
It can be possible to arrange for a CO inspection of your home or property, but some
inspectors may charge for this service. Kidde will not pay for or reimburse the owner
or user of this product for any repair or dispatch calls related to the alarm sounding
so it is advisable to inquire about fees prior to having such a service performed.
Alarm Removal
IF THE TAMPER RESIST FEATURE HAS BEEN ACTIVATED, REFER TO
TAMPER RESIST FEATURE DESCRIPTION FOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS.
Battery Replacement
Remove the alarm from the mounting bracket by rotating the alarm in the direction of
the OFF arrow on the cover.
If any form of battery failure is detected the red LED light will flash and the unit will
chirp one time, followed by the warning message LOW BATTERY.
This cycle will occur once every minute for the first hour. After the first hour, the red
LED light will continue flashing accompanied by the chirp only sound every 60
seconds. The voice message LOW BATTERY will sound once every fifteen minutes
during the chirp only cycle, and will continue for at least seven days.
If the red LED light flashes along with a chirp every 30 seconds, and is not
followed by the voice message LOW BATTERY as described above, your unit
has malfunctioned. Call our toll free Consumer Hotline at 0800 917 0722 for
instructions on how to return the unit.
CAUTION: YOUR SMOKE/CO ALARM IS SEALED AND THE COVER IS NOT
REMOVABLE!
Note: If battery carrier tamper resist feature has been activated it will need to be
deactivated in order to change the battery. Refer to section 3 Battery Carrier Tamper
Resist Feature for instructions.
To replace or install the battery press on the battery carrier and then release to allow
the carrier to pop open. The battery can then be pulled out of the carrier. When
installing a new battery into the carrier, make sure the battery terminals are exposed
and that the polarity matches the markings printed on the battery carrier. Completely
press the battery carrier down into the alarm and release, the battery carrier will lock
into the closed position.
A missing or improperly installed battery will prevent the battery carrier from closing
and result in improper alarm operation.
This smoke alarm uses a 9V battery. A fresh battery should last for one year under
normal operating conditions.
Replace battery with one of the following approved brands:
Duracell MN1604, MX1604, Energizer 522 or Gold Peak 1604A. These batteries can
be purchased at your local retailer
WARNING! Use only the batteries specified. Use of different batteries may have
a detrimental effect on the Smoke/CO alarm. A good way to remember is to do this
when you put your clocks back one hour in the Autumn.
Following battery installation test the alarm and if it fails to work contact the
manufacturer on 0800 917 0722
Alarm Replacement
Ten years after initial power-up, this unit will chirp twice every 30 seconds to indicate
that it is time to replace the alarm. A label has been provided on the side of the alarm
that has Replace by printed on it. Write the replace by date on the label. The date
written on the label should be ten (10) years after the alarm was initially powered.
This alarm does have ‘end of life Hush’ which allows you to silence the trouble chirp
for two days giving you extra time to replace the unit at a more convenient time. To
activate, press the test/reset button. While in the End of Life Hush mode, will still
detect CO and Smoke. This feature can only be used for 30 days from the time the
unit first indicates end of life. At the end of the 30 day period the alarm cannot be
hushed and must be replaced immediately.
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General Maintenance
To keep your Smoke/CO Alarm in good working order, please follow these simple
steps:
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Verify unit alarm, lights and battery operation by pushing the test/reset button once
a week.
 Clean your alarm monthly using compressed air or a vacuum cleaner hose and
vacuuming or blowing air through the openings around the perimeter of the alarm. If
cleaning does not restore your alarm to normal operation the alarm should be
replaced.
REINSTALL IMMEDIATELY AFTER CLEANING AND THEN TEST USING THE
TEST/RESET BUTTON! IF TAMPER RESIST FEATURE HAS BEEN ACTIVATED,
REFER TO TAMPER RESIST FEATURE DESCRIPTION FOR REMOVAL
INSTRUCTIONS.
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Never use detergent or other solvents to clean the unit.
 Avoid spraying air freshener, hair spray, or other aerosols near the Smoke/CO
Alarm.
Do not paint the unit. Paint will seal the vents and interfere with the sensor’s ability to
detect smoke and CO. Never attempt to disassemble the unit or clean inside. This
action will void your warranty. Move the Smoke/CO Alarm and place in another
location prior to performing any of the following:
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Staining or stripping wood floors or furniture
 Painting
 Wall papering
 Using adhesives
Storing the unit in a plastic bag during any of the above projects will protect the
sensors from damage. Do not place near a nappy bin.
WARNING! Reinstall the Smoke/CO Alarm as soon as possible to assure
continuous protection.
When household cleaning supplies or similar contaminates are used, the area must
be well ventilated. The following substances can affect the CO sensor and may
cause false readings and damage to the sensor: Methane, propane, iso-butane, isopropanol, ethyl acetate, hydrogen sulfide, sulfide dioxides, alcohol based products,
paints, thinner, solvents, adhesives, hair spray, after shave, perfume, and some
cleaning agents.
General CO Information
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, and tasteless poison gas that can
be fatal when inhaled. CO inhibits the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen.
Possible Sources
CO can be produced when burning any fossil fuel: gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil
and wood. It can be produced by any fuel-burning appliance that is malfunctioning,
improperly installed, or not ventilated correctly. Possible sources include furnaces,
gas ranges/stoves, gas clothes dryers, water heaters, portable fuel burning space
heaters, fireplaces, wood-burning stoves and certain swimming pool heaters.
Blocked chimneys or flues, back drafting and changes in air pressure, corroded or
disconnected vent pipes, can also cause CO. Vehicles and other combustion
engines running in an attached garage and using a charcoal/gas grill or barbecue in
an enclosed area are all possible sources of CO. Do not BBQ in enclosed spaces.
The following conditions can result in transient CO situations:
Excessive spillage or reverse venting of fuel-burning appliances caused by outdoor
ambient conditions such as: Wind direction and/or velocity, including high gusts of
wind, heavy air in the vent pipes (cold/humid air with extended periods between
cycles), negative pressure differential resulting from the use of exhaust fans,
simultaneous operation of several fuel-burning appliances competing for limited
internal 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, extended operation of unvented fuel-burning devices
(range, oven, fireplace, etc.), temperature inversions which can trap exhaust gasses
near the ground, car idling in an open or closed attached garage, or near a home.
CO Safety Tips
Every year have the heating system, vents, chimney and flue inspected and cleaned
by a qualified technician. Always install appliances according to manufacturer’s
instructions and adhere to local building regulations. Most appliances should be
installed by professionals and inspected after installation.
Regularly examine vents and chimneys for improper connections, visible rust, or
stains, and check for cracks in furnace heat exchangers. If at any time you discover
any faults, contact a qualified technician. Verify the color of flame on pilot lights and
burners is blue. A yellow or orange flame is a sign that the fuel is not burning
completely. Teach all household members what the alarm sounds like and how to
respond.
Symptoms of CO Poisoning
Initial carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms are similar to the flu with no fever and
can include dizziness, severe headaches, nausea, vomiting and disorientation.
Everyone is susceptible but experts agree that unborn babies, pregnant women,
senior citizens and people with heart or respiratory problems are especially
vulnerable. If symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are experienced seek
medical attention immediately. CO poisoning can be determined by a
carboxyhemoglobin test.
The following symptoms are related to CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING and
should be discussed with ALL members of the household:
Parts per million (PPM) of CO
Affects on Adults
100
Slight headache, nausea, fatigue (flu-like
symptoms)
200
Dizziness and headache within 2 - 3 hours
400
Nausea, frontal headache, drowsiness, confusion
and rapid heart rate. Risk to life after over 3 hours
of exposure
800
Severe headaches, convulsions, vital organ
failures. Deatch possible within 2 - 3 hours
The above levels of exposure relate to healthy adults. Levels differ for those at high
risk. Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide can be fatal or cause permanent
damage and disabilities. Many cases of reported carbon monoxide poisoning
indicate that while victims are aware they are not well, they become so disoriented
they are unable to save themselves by either exiting the building, or calling for
assistance.
Also, young children and household pets may be the first effected. Familiarisation
with the effects of each level is important.
Escape Plan
Prepare and practice a home escape plan twice a year, including drills at night.
Know two ways out of every room (door & window) and identify a meeting place
outside the home where everyone will gather once they have exited the residence.
When two people have reached the meeting place, one should leave to call 999
while the second person stays to account for additional family members.
Establish a rule that once you are out, you never re-enter under any
circumstance!
Fire Prevention
Never smoke in bed, or leave cooking food unattended. Teach children never to play
with matches or lighters! Train everyone in the home to recognize the alarm pattern,
voice message warning and to leave the home using their escape plan when it’s
heard. Know how to do Stop, Drop and Roll if clothes catch on fire, and how to crawl
low under smoke.
Install and maintain fire extinguishers on every level of the home and in the kitchen,
basement and garage. Know how to use a fire extinguisher prior to an emergency.
Second level and higher occupied rooms with windows should have an escape
ladder.
Current studies have shown smoke alarms may not awaken all sleeping individuals,
and that it is the responsibility of individuals in the household that are capable of
assisting others to provide assistance to those who may not be awakened by the
alarm sound, or to those who may be incapable of safely evacuating the area
unassisted.
Warranty and Service Information
TEN YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Kidde warrants that the enclosed alarm (but not the battery) will be free from defects
in material and workmanship or design under normal use and service for a period of
ten years from the date of purchase. The obligation of Kidde under this warranty is
limited to repairing or replacing the alarm or any part which we find to be defective in
material, workmanship or design, free of charge, upon sending the alarm with proof
of date of purchase, postage and return to Customer Service
Department, Kidde Safety Europe Ltd, Mathisen Way, Colnbrook, Berkshire, SL3
0HB.
This warranty shall not apply to the alarm if it has been damaged, modified, abused
or altered after the date of purchase or if it fails to operate due to improper
maintenance or inadequate DC power.
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 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.
Also, 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
hereto.
Your Kidde Combination Smoke & CO Alarm is not a substitute for property, fire,
disability, life or other insurance of any kind. Appropriate insurance coverage is your
responsibility. Consult your insurance agent. Removal of the front cover will void the
warranty.
This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.
This alarm is not intended to alert hearing impaired individuals.
This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.
Service Information
During the specified warranty period Kidde will repair or replace, at its discretion any
defective KiddeCombination Smoke & CO Alarms that are returned in a postage paid
package to the following address: Customer Service Department,Kidde Safety
Europe Ltd, Mathisen Way, Colnbrook, Berkshire, SL3 0HB, UK.
Please include your name, address and phone number along with a brief description
of what is wrong with the unit. For further assistance please call our toll free
Consumer Hotline at 0800 917 0722. Damage from neglect, abuse or failure to
adhere to any of the enclosed instructions will result in termination of the warranty,
and the unit will not be replaced or repaired.
This manual and the products described herein 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. If you require further information please contact
out Consumer Hotline at 0800 917 0722 or write us at: Customer Service
Department, Kidde Safety Europe Ltd, Mathisen Way, Colnbrook, Berkshire, SL3
0HB.
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