Check your CO detector : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Since we'll all be burning our furniture for heat this winter, we might want to check our CO detectors:

CO Detector Recall

-- Anonymous99 (, March 19, 1999


Thanks for the heads up!

-- Brooks (, March 19, 1999.

Anon, thanks for this important post.

-- Puddintame (, March 19, 1999.

Anon: Can't thank you enough for this info. Turns out I have one of these models. It went yellow alert twice in the middle of the night for no apparent reason, which is a different problem from the one described. Ended up disconnecting it temporarily. I'll be printing out that link and checking into this some more. Thanks again for this really important heads up, Rob.

-- Rob Michaels (, March 19, 1999.


What a timely and important post. This item was on my shopping list for tomorrow. From the article, "Steve J. Wiersma, GRI's program leader for health and safety, said he suspects the CPSC will find "problems beyond the [alarms] they're recalling." Based on his research, he said, "it's not just a packaging problem but a basic flaw in technology and design."

Just great. Now, does anyone know of independent testing or verification of a specific brand/model that should be okay?

-- Wanda (, March 19, 1999.

Invaluable info, thanks. I have one of these models, dated just a little earlier than the ones being recalled, so it was OK. The Nighthawk. It's a popular item, sold at Sam's, Costco, etc.

-- Debbie (, March 19, 1999.

Makes me wonder if there is any low-tech way of detecting CO. Other than somebody dying.

-- Debbie (, March 19, 1999.

Miners used to use birds as foul air alarms. If the bird died or started to act weird, they took that as a signal to get out immediately.

-- Bill (, March 20, 1999.

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