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CRR 360/2001 Joint industry project on carbon monoxide issues: Long-term reliability of domestic CO alarms

This report describes a work programme to investigate the long-term reliability of domestic carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, initiated as part of a joint industry project (JIP) on carbon monoxide issues. A large number of commercially available models, covering a range of detector technologies, were initially assessed using laboratory test equipment designed for the purpose. From the results, a suitable number were selected for further long-term field trials. After one year of service, only one of these models is both currently available with the UK and still performing satisfactorily. Several appropriate recommendations are made.

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Updated 2010-03-18