3 June 2014
According to new smoke alarm regulations, Phoenix families who live in homes with battery-powered smoke alarms safer, while also reducing smoke alarm maintenance, must install ten-year, sealed-battery smoke alarms when replacing outdated, missing or damaged units.
Alarms like the Kidde Worry-Free sealed-battery smoke alarms comply with this new law. Kidde Fire Safety, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Building and Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Phoenix city ordinance G-5898-2014 specifies that a smoke alarm cannot remain in service longer than ten years from the date of manufacture. Smoke alarms are permitted to be solely battery-operated in existing buildings where no construction is taking place, provided the smoke alarm is UL-listed with a sealed ten-year lithium battery.
Kidde is a part of UTC Building and Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kidde.com or follow @KiddeSafety on Twitter.