NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR SMOKE DETECTORS – JANUARY 1, 2014

New Smoke Detector Law 2014 -

Important safety information for you and your family…  January 1, 2014 California has new laws taking effect for smoke detectors.

This new law requires that, commencing January 1, 2014, in order to be approved and listed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, a smoke alarm shall display the date of manufacture on the device, provide a place on the device where the date of installation can be written, incorporate a hush feature, incorporate an end-of-life feature that provides notice that the device needs to be replaced, and, if battery operated, contain a non-replaceable, non-removable battery with a minimum 10-year life that is capable of powering the smoke alarm for a minimum of 10 years. This law would also allow the Office of the State Fire Marshal the authority to create exceptions to the above provisions via the regulatory process.

The link below gives more information for your review.

http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/informationbulletin/pdf/2012/12-08_SB-1394Smoke_Alarm.pdf

As always feel free to call if you have any questions.

Steve Markley

619-370-3660