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Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 9th December 2009.

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

(1) what information his Department holds on the proportion of carbon monoxide alarms sold which are (a) provided with lifetime batteries and (b) mains wired;

(2) what information his Department holds on the proportion of carbon monoxide alarms sold which conform to BS EN 50291; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (also Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for Children, Schools and Families)

The Department does not hold information relating to sales of carbon monoxide detectors. We would advise consumers to only buy carbon monoxide detectors that are marked as conforming to BS EN 50291 as this standard includes performance requirements for such detectors.

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