Carbon Monoxide

When it comes to carbon monoxide safety, we all have a role to play.

  • Carbon monoxide alarms are required outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage. Find out what you need to do to help keep you and your family safe.
  • When purchasing smoke and CO alarms, always check for the appropriate marks to ensure they comply with Canadian standards.
  • Recognized Canadian certification marks such as CSA, cUL, ULC, or cETC, should appear directly on the product - not just the packaging. 
  • Only working smoke and CO alarms can protect you and your family. 
  • Clean and test your smoke and CO alarms every month. 
  • Replace your smoke and CO alarm batteries every six months, replace expired alarms (any alarm older than 10 years of age) and consider installing a 10-year battery sealed alarm.

A Safety Notice – illegal smoke and co alarms are being sold by multiply online vendors.