Faulty Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Faulty Carbon Monoxide Alarm Models Removed From Stores
An independent research firm tested several popular models of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. The results were scary. Many models of CO detectors did not work. The faulty carbon monoxide alarm models did not detect carbon monoxide gas. As a result, Amazon and eBay removed them from stores.
What Is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless exhaust gas. Any appliance that burns a fuel source creates carbon monoxide gas. Additionally, fires produce CO gas. This gas is poisonous to people. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, unconsciousness, and death. Each year, over 400 hundred Americans die from carbon monoxide poisoning not related to fire. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room with CO poisoning and 4,000 are hospitalized as a result. Find more information about CO poisoning on the CDC website.
Faulty CO Alarm
Which? tested several models of carbon monoxide alarms. Some of the models were top-rated on Amazon and eBay. But, when Which? began testing they found something was wrong. 20% of the CO alarms tested did not actually detect the gas. One brand’s model failed 80% of the time. This raises some serious concerns.
To put this in perspective, imagine if 20% of seatbelts failed in a crash. Or, one out of five car brakes failed. Faulty carbon monoxide alarms pose a serious risk to human life. Companies that produce safety products have a duty to make sure they work.
When a product causes or contributes to the injury or death of a person, the manufacturer may be responsible. Carbon monoxide detectors alert people to the danger of CO gas in their home. A family with a defective or faulty carbon monoxide alarm is at risk. 20% failure is a scary statistic.
This is why we practice product liability law. People rely on safety products to save lives. When those products fail, people get hurt or die. Additionally, negligent companies that make dangerous products should be held accountable.
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