If you have a PRO-Tech, Kidde, First Alert or any other UL-2034 or CSA-6.19 Listed C O alarm, their Product Liability “Disclaimers” Clearly tell you that You Are Not being Protected from the Low Levels of C O that cause Chronic Low Level C O Poisoning.
Both UL-2034 and CSA-6.19 C O alarm Standards say that they “Test” only at 70, 150, and 400 PPM. The lowest PPM level at which these UL or CSA Listed & Labeled C O alarms are actually “TESTED” is 70 PPM, + or – 5 PPM. This clearly means that NO testing is conducted at levels of 64 PPM or less.
In a very widely distributed UL, Inc. propaganda Document titled: “Carbon Monoxide Alarm Considerations for Code Authorities Alarm overview”.
This document was designed to conceal every medical weakness in UL-2034., and which unfortunately for millions of our most venerable Citizens, has been Very Successful in misleading thousands of Code Writers, Fire Officials and Politicians.
However, A direct quote from this same document reveals the “Hidden Truth” when it says: “Units are also tested to determine that they do not operate at lower CO concentrations–exposure times so they do not generate nuisance alarms due to background CO that may be related to traffic or normal operation of fuel burning appliances.”
This is a VERY Revealing Admission by UL, Inc., too bad that anyone who doesn’t know the C O PPM levels at which UL-2034 actually requires testing does not realize the huge importance of this UL, Inc. admission: “UL 2034 considers ALL C O Levels 64 PPM or less to be “Acceptable Background Levels of C O.”
The “Testing” referred to above, as per UL-2034 is done at 70, 150 & 400 PPM.
The Lowest Test Level as per UL-2034 is: 70 PPM, [ + – 5 PPM ]
This clearly means that the Lowest C O PPM Level at which UL-2034 “Testing” is required is 65 PPM
Now that you know the TRUE PPM levels of protection provided by UL-2034 and CSA-6.19 Listed and Labeled C O alarms it becomes clear WHY all of these products contain Liability Disclaimers such as the following.
A Kidde-Nighthawk Model #KN-COPP-3 says: “Pregnant women, infants, children, senior citizens, persons with heart or respiratory problems and smokers may experience symptoms at lower levels of exposure than noted. Individuals with medical problems may consider using warning devices which provide audible and visual signals for carbon monoxide concentrations under 30ppm.”
PRO-TECH and their parent company S-Tech, say: “Individuals with medical problems may consider using warning devices which provide audible and visual signals for carbon monoxide concentrations under 30ppm
DO NOT BELIEVE the gross deception due to the “Intentional Omission” of all of the “Negative Content” contained within the UL-2034 and CSA-6.19 C O alarm Standards, especially the omission of the parts per million of C O at which they actually “TEST” the C O alarms and the Liability Disclaimers found in all of their Listed & Labeled C O alarms Owner’s Manuals.
UL / CSA Listed C O alarms are Required to TEST their C O alarms at 70, 150 and 400 PPM.
ONLY C O – Experts Protects EVERYONE IN your home from Carbon Monoxide Levels as low as 10 PPM; as well as Smoldering Fires, … 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“If you DON’T TEST ….. YOU DON’T KNOW ! ! !