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California Fire Safety Laws – Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarm *Giveawayclosed*

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Logo_Versioning_TemplateA recent survey reveals that one in three California homes needs its smoke alarms replaced – leaving millions of Californians at serious risk to be injured or perish in a residential fire. We have lived in our condo now for a year and a half ad all our smoke alarms are either broken or run on a 9-volt.

We were happy to receive a Kidde Worry-Free Bedroom alarm. What I really like is that Kidde has designed alarms for the right place in your home. They have already taken the hassle out of what alarm you need for what location.   Each of the four smoke alarms includes features designed to address location-specific safety needs, such as an LED light in the hallway.

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Since their introduction in the 1970s, the majority of smoke alarms have relied on 9-volt or AA batteries for power. Recently, “long-life” smoke alarms which provide continuous protection for a decade have come onto the market, and national fire experts like the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend their use.

Are you aware that these long-life alarms are now the only type of battery-powered alarms available at stores in California? As of July 1, smoke and combination smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms powered by replaceable batteries are no longer available for sale. To help keep families safe, this new law requires that all battery-powered alarms approved for sale by the state fire marshal must be powered by a sealed, 10-year battery.

Kidde Worry-Free smoke and combination alarms comply with the new law requirements and are available throughout California.

Smoke Alarms made by Kidde, a UTC fire and security company. These new and improved alarms come with a ten year warranty. Photography by Steve Exum of Exum Photo on September 6, 2012.

Smoke Alarms made by Kidde, a UTC fire and security company. These new and improved alarms come with a ten year warranty. Photography by Steve Exum of Exum Photo on September 6, 2012.

And for those of you who live outside of California make sure you check out our Fire Safety Laws – find the law by state and visit to find the right alarm for your family!


ONE winner will receive a Kidde Worry-Free smoke alarm

(winner must live in California)


California Fire Safety Laws – Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarm *Giveaway ends Sept. 23rd*

Note: This giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only.

Please make sure to follow ALL Giveaway Rules. Please read sweepstake rules HERE.
This giveaway will end on Sept. 23rd

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15 Responses to “California Fire Safety Laws – Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarm *Giveawayclosed*”

  1. Nannypanpan says:

    Probably 3 yrs ago

  2. Elizabeth Ray says:

    The last time we replaced alarms was about 5 years ago. We do replace batteries every year. (Matter of fact, I have on my to-do list buying a new 9v battery for the alarm in the hall – its chirping at us, telling us it needs a new battery.) I like the idea of this new alarm.

  3. Ellie Wright says:

    It’s probably been 8 years. We need to change our alarms.

  4. Kathleen Walsh says:

    This is a must have for any house. This one sounds like it’s a good one!

  5. Stacey C says:

    good luck to those trying to win. We have ours checked twice a year.

  6. Suzanne Bernier says:

    Where I live we’ve been having a lot of wildfires it’s really scary. It’s just sooo important to have a working smoke alarm at all times. We check ours regularly.

  7. Great info- and I love the idea of room specific detectors!

  8. Ana Ria Aquino says:

    That’s good to know. We live in California and we have to make sure that our house is fire-safe at all times. This Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarm is a great product for my baby’s nursery! I would love to win! Thank you so much!

  9. Terri S. says:

    We replaced our smoke alarms 3 years ago.

  10. Colleenmaul says:

    About 4 yrs. Ago. But there is one in my hall way that should be replaced thats much older and i always over look it

  11. Daniel M says:

    couple of years ago, can’t remember have to look it up

  12. Kristie says:

    I think we changed most of them last fall.

  13. Karen Propes says:

    These are a must have in all homes! We replace the batteries in all our smoke alarms in January each year. Depending upon the warranty and product instructions we replace the actual alarm. You may have to pay to do this, but I feel our lives are worth more than the cost of new alarms. My husbands house caught on fire when he was a teenager, the smoke alarm saved his family!

  14. Rebecca W says:

    We changed them out in July

  15. Erin Ellis says:

    I was just looking at these at the store the other day.