New Smoke Detector Law to take effect April 1,2019
 
By Ex-Captain James Stasiak
January 5, 2019
 

1. It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to distribute, sell, offer for sale, or import any solely battery operated smoke detecting alarm device powered by a replaceable, removable battery.  All solely battery operated smoke detecting alarm devices that are distributed, sold, offered for sale, or imported, shall employ a non-removable, non-replaceable battery that powers the device for a minimum of ten years.

2. All product packaging containing a solely battery operated smoke detecting alarm device shall include the following information:

(a) the manufacturer's name or registered trademark and the model number of the smoke detecting alarm device;  and

(b) that such alarm device is designed to have a minimum battery life of ten years.

 
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