Do you have a winter holiday planned for this year? Wherever you are planning to travel to, you might want to consider the safety precaution of a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm.
As you probably know carbon monoxide is a deadly gas. Every year it causes over 200 people to be hospitalized, leading to around 50 deaths. Known as the ‘silent killer’ it is particularly dangerous as you cannot see, taste or smell it, causing it to be invisible to the human senses. Awareness of holiday safety and CO poisoning has risen in recent years and yet according to Gas Safe Register, 40 people have been killed or injured by CO whilst staying in a tent, caravan, holiday cottage or boat in Britain in the past two years alone. Packing a CO alarm in your suitcase is the best way of being CO safe, whether you’re spending the Christmas break abroad or here in the UK. Fire Angel’s CO-9X 7 year portable CO alarm is ideal, and will alert you and your family to CO emissions from boilers, gas fires, log burners and many other fuel-burning appliances.
The Fire Angel has a light and compact design meaning that the alarm is no bigger than a bar of soap fitting easily in your suitcase and when you arrive to your holiday destination it can then simply be placed on a shelf and switched on. The alarm has been designed to comply with all British standards, accurately measuring even low levels of carbon monoxide and has been made audible to alert you to the presence of carbon monoxide even when you are asleep. In addition, the internal power pack and sealed batteries means the alarm will detect CO for 7 years, helping you and your family to be CO safe on holiday for years to come.
Director of the UK’s leading CO awareness campaign Project Shout, Rob Lyon comments: “We all think about taking some safety essentials with us on holiday, whether it’s travel insurance or first aid kits, but a carbon monoxide alarm should also be front of mind when packing your case this winter.
“Carbon monoxide cannot be smelt or seen therefore proving to be impossible to detect without an alarm, placing one in your cabin or chalet this winter can provide you with the peace of mind that your family is protected.”
The Fire Angel CO-9X retails at £24.99. For stockist information along with hints and tips on how to stay safe from carbon monoxide, visit www.projectshout.com.
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