Cheyenne Fire Rescue warns of unapproved alarms

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) – Cheyenne Fire Rescue warns residents about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that are being sold on e-commerce sites that are not listed or approved that have the potential to create a deadly scenario.

Cheyenne Fire Rescue along with leading fire organizations, and consumer advocacy groups such as Consumer Reports encourage consumers to use products that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and Edison Testing Laboratories (ETL). When these products have not been tested and certified, there is no third-party verification that they will operate correctly, creating a potentially deadly scenario for the consumer, according to Vision 20/20 - National Strategies for Fire Loss Prevention. Additionally, several companies are claiming that their devices have been certified to meet fire safety standards when they have not.

“We can’t expect our residents to be able to verify that these products work as advertised,” said Cheyenne Fire Rescue Prevention Chief Byron Mathews. “Cheyenne Fire Rescue, along with our safety partners, believe it’s important for us to alert the consumer about dangerous so-called safety devices being sold on e-commerce. Our concern is that these untested devices may not alert the occupants in a home of a fire, or sound an alarm or even operate properly.”

Here’s a list of those e-commerce products and sellers:
• Three-pack fire alarms smoke detector battery operated with photoelectric sensor and silence button. Travel Portable Smoke Alarm; sold by Vitowell.
• Alert Pro 10-year battery smoke detector fire alarm photoelectric senor; sold by Alert Pro.
• Two-pack 9-volt battery operated smoke detector and fire alarm with photoelectric sensor. Easy to install with test button; sold by Lecoolife.
• Two-pack photoelectric smoke and fire alarm detector, Battery operated (not hardwired) smoke and fire detector with test button (9-volt battery included; sold by Vitowell.
• Combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector with display, battery operated smoke CO alarm display; sold by BQQZHZ.
• Combination photoelectric smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector, Protect your home from fire and gas leaks, even when you're away, 9-volt battery operated (Two-pack); sold by Lecoolife.
• Two-pack Photoelectric Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector,9V Battery Operated Combination Fire Alarm and CO Detector; sold by Vitowell. (Has met UL Standard claims)
• Two-pack Photoelectric Smoke Detector Sealed-in 10 Year Lithium, Battery-Operated Fire Alarm for Home; sold by Elvicto.
• Smoke and carbon monoxide detector combo, with sound warning and number display. Battery powered smoke CO alarm detector; sold by ARIKON.
• Combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector with display, battery operated travel portable fire CO alarm for home and kitchen; sold by Vitowell.
• Lecoolife two-pack smoke detector fire alarm built-in 10-year sealed battery with photoelectric senor; sold by Lecoolife. (Has met UL standard claims.)
• Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm combo detector – photoelectric battery operated; sold by AlertPro.
• Carbon Monoxide alarm detector with digital LCD display and voice warning – battery operated; sold by Alert Plus.
• Combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector with display, battery operated smoke CO alarm detector; sold by BQQZHZ.
• Elvicto smoke combination photoelectric smoke and carbon monoxide detector 10-year battery operated. Travel portable fire and CO alarm from home, kitchen; sold by Elvicto. (Has met UL standard claims.)
• Two-pack combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector battery operated, travel portable photoelectric fire and CO alarm for home, kitchen; sold by Vitowell.
• Combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector alarm digital display for travel, home, bedroom and kitchen with 9-volt battery; sold by BQQZHZ.
• Combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector, smoke CO alarm for home, bedroom, travel, portable; sold by BQQZHZ.
• Elvicto combination photoelectric smoke & carbon monoxide detector, 10-year batter operated, travel portable fire and CO alarm for home, kitchen; sold by Elvicto. (Met UL standard claims.)
• Combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector, battery operated combo photoelectric portable fire & CO alarm for travel, home and kitchen; sold by Vitowell.
• Sunnec carbon monoxide alarm with voice warning, CO alarm detector with digital display; sold by Sunnec.
• Combination smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector 10-year battery operated for home, bedroom travel with test silence button; sold by Lecoolife. (Met UL standard claims.)
• Carbon monoxide detector CO alarm detector with LCD digital display battery operated, white, 1-pack, sold by Modoao.

For more information, contact Cheyenne Fire Rescue at 307-637-6311 or Vision 20/20 (National Strategies for Fire Loss Prevention) online at https://community.nfpa.org/thread/42502