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Vision 20/20 smoke and carbon monoxide alarms being sold on e-commerce sites that do not meet current product safety standards

Discussion created by ssawyer Employee on Sep 24, 2019

September 24, 2019

                                                                                      

 As leaders in the U.S. fire service, we are tasked with countless emergencies and the current abundance of unsafe products on the market is among them. It is in this context that we want to bring your attention to a range of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms being sold on e-commerce sites that do not meet current product safety standards.

 

Leading fire organizations and consumer advocacy groups such as Consumer Reports encourage the use of products that are listed by a qualified testing laboratory.  It has come to our attention that a number of smoke and CO alarms being sold on these e-commerce sites have not, according to our research, been tested by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories such as UL or ETL to the ANSI/UL 217 or 2034 standards (attached). When they have not been tested and certified, there is no third-party verification that they will operate as required by UL 217 or UL 2034 (CO), creating a potentially deadly scenario.

 

In addition, several companies are claiming that their devices have been certified to meet the standard when they have not. We cannot expect the general public to be able to verify these claims, so it is incumbent upon the fire service and our safety partners to take action. These alarms – not subject to third-party testing – may not detect the presence of fire, sound an alarm, or operate within the required timeframe.

 

The sale of unlisted safety products violates Amazon policy. Join us and call upon Amazon.com and other e-commerce companies to stop the sale of all unlisted smoke and carbon monoxide alarms immediately.

 

Please contact The Vision 20/20 Project at info@strategicfire.org or 503-454-6956 with questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jim Crawford

Vision 20/20 Project Manager


Seller

Category

ASIN Title

UL STD Claims

UL Listed

ETL Listing

vitowell

Smoke

3 Pack Fire Alarms Smoke Detector Battery Operated with Photoelectric Sensor and Silence Button, Travel Portable Smoke Alarms

No

no

no

Alert Pro

Smoke

Alert Pro 10 Year Battery Smoke Detector Fire Alarm Photoelectric Sensor

No

no

no

Lecoolife

Smoke

2 Pack 9V Battery Operated Smoke Detector and Fire Alarm with Photoelectric Sensor, Easy to Install with Test Button

No

no

no

vitowell

Smoke

2 Pack Photoelectric Smoke and Fire Alarm & Detector, Battery-Operated (Not Hardwired) Smoke and Fire Detector with Test Button (9V Battery Included)

No

no

no

BQQZHZ

Combo

Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector with Display, Battery Operated Smoke CO Alarm Detector

No

no

no

Lecoolife

Combo

Combination Photoelectric Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector, Protect Your Home from Fire and Gas Leaks, Even When You're Away, 9V Battery Operated (Two Pack)

No

no

no

vitowell

Combo

2 Pack Photoelectric Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector,9V Battery Operated Combination Fire Alarm and CO Detector

Yes

no

no

Elvicto

Smoke

Elvicto 2 Pack Photoelectric Smoke Detector Sealed-in 10 Year Lithium, Battery-Operated Fire Alarm for Home

No

no

no

ARIKON

Combo

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Combo, with Sound Warning and Number Display Battery Powered Smoke CO Alarm Detector

No

no

no

vitowell

Combo

Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector with Display, Battery Operated Travel Portable Fire CO Alarm for Home and Kitchen

No

no

no

Lecoolife

Smoke

Lecoolife 2 Pack Smoke Detector Fire Alarm Built-in 10 Year Sealed Battery with Photoelectric Sensor

Yes

no

no

Seller

Category

ASIN Title

UL STD Claims

UL Listed

ETL Listing

Alert Pro

Combo

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Combo Detector - Photoelectric Battery Operated

No

no

no

Alert Plus

CO

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector, with Digital LCD Display and Voice Warning - Battery powered

No

no

no

BQQZHZ

Combo

Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector with Display, Battery Operated Smoke CO Alarm Detector

No

no

no

Elvicto

Combo

Elvicto Smoke Combination Photoelectric Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector 10 Year Battery Operated, Travel Portable Fire and Co Alarm for Home, Kitchen

Yes

no

no

vitowell

Combo

2 Pack Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Battery Operated, Travel Portable Photoelectric Fire&Co Alarm for Home, Kitchen

No

no

no

BQQZHZ

Combo

Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Alarm Digital Display for Travel Home Bedroom and Kitchen 9V Battery Operated

No

no

no

BQQZHZ

Combo

Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector, Smoke Co Alarm for Home Bedroom Travel Portable

No

no

no

Elvicto

Combo

Elvicto Combination Photoelectric Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector 10 Year Battery Operated, Travel Portable Fire and Co Alarm for Home, Kitchen

Yes

no

no

vitowell

Combo

Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector, Battery Operated Combo Photoelectric Portable Fire & Co Alarm for Travel, Home and Kitchen

No

no

no

Sunnec

CO

Sunnec Carbon Monoxide Alarm w/ Voice Warning ,CO Alarm Detector w/Digital Display

No

no

no

Seller

Category

ASIN Title

UL STD Claims

UL Listed

ETL Listing

Lecoolife

Combo

Combination Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector 10 Year Battery Operated for Home Bedroom Travel with Test Silence Button

Yes

no

no

modoao

CO

Carbon Monoxide Detector CO Alarm Detector with LCD Digital Display Battery Operated, White, 1-Pack

No

no

no

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