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Contact: Kimberly J. Evans
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Carson City, Nevada 89711
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 10, 1999
NEWS FROM: Office of the State Fire Marshal  99-120 ???

State Fire Marshal Reminds Consumers of Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Detector Recall

March 19 recall by Kidde Safety considered successful by Consumer Product Safety Commission

The State Fire Marshal reminds consumers who may have purchased a Nighthawk and Lifesaver Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Detector to call the Kidde Safety company at 1-888-543-3346 to determine if their unit is affected. Consumers may also check the Kidde Safety web site at for information on the recall.

Kidde Safety initiated the recall on March 19, 1999 due to an industrial contaminate that was found in the sensor during routine field testing of units. This contamination slowly degraded the unit’s sensitivity, after the units had left the factory.

As a result of this recall, Nighthawk and Lifesaver carbon monoxide alarms are now one of the most accurate alarms on the market. For further information on this recall or for information on carbon monoxide detectors, contact Deputy Fire Marshal Bryon Slobe at 775-687-4290.

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 10, 1999
NEWS FROM: Office of the State Fire Marshal  99-120 ???

State Fire Marshal Provides Safety Tip on Filling Portable Gas Containers

The State Fire Marshal reminds consumers who use portable gas containers to fill them away from your vehicle or boat, by placing them on the ground for filling. Filling portable gas cans in your vehicle or boat can cause static electricity which may cause the gasoline to ignite.

Trucks with plastic bed liners are the most likely vehicle for this type of incident, however, caution should always be taken when filling any gas can. Always remove portable gas cans from a vehicle or boat, place them on the ground, fill and return them to your vehicle.

For more information on fire safety, contact Deputy Fire Marshal Bryon Slobe at 687-4290.

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