Oakridge Estates - Newbury Park

Where sunset arrives a bit early

It's Now the Law! You MUST Have a Carbon Monoxide Alarm in Your Home

CO Alarms Are Required in 30 States
CO Alarms Now Required in Most States

On July 1, 2011, California's Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 took effect. Every Oakridge homeowner is now required to install a carbon monoxide detector in his or her home, given that the law applies to any California home with an attached garage. If you are an Oakridge renter, your landlord is responsible for ensuring compliance.

At one point, Home Depot had a prominent display of carbon monoxide alarms as you walked in the entrance.

I noted five model types to choose from: (1) battery only, (2) hard-wired into house current, (3) hard-wired plus battery backup, (4) plug-in, and (5) plug-in plus battery backup. In addition, some models are also smoke detectors. Select a type that best suits your needs.

The law is comprised of new sections 17926, 17926.1, and 17926.2 of the Health & Safety Code (pages 14-17 of Senate Bill No. 183).

On July 25, 2011, I purchased the First Alert plug-in alarm shown below (plug-in plus battery backup) from Amazon.com for $36.49. (Note: Amazon's price will likely differ from the price on the image below.)

First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm as Sold by Amazon