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Protect against an invisible killer, Carbon Monoxide with Kidde

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As parent’s we diligent about protecting our children from illness, predators and dangers. We have conversations about being safe crossing the street and petting stranger’s dog. But what about the dangers that we can’t see, the ones that we can’t forsee.

Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of intentional poisoning deaths in the U.S. The U.S. Census claims that while 75% of all homes have a potential source of carbon monoxide – like a water heater, fireplace, furnace, generator or any other fuel-burning appliance – only half of U.S. homes have a working CO alarm.
Carbon Monoxide Stats
Kidde is a leader in the manufacturing of fire safety products. Their mission is to provide families with the knowledge and tools to protect themselves from the dangers associated with fire and carbon monoxide.

I remember as a child spending the night in a hotel room with my parents. At the time I thought it was the coolest night, kinda like a fancy sleepover. I only realized later on that there had been a carbon monoxide leak. The days leading up to the sleepover were filled with headaches and feelings of nausea. The problem was fixed and we were back home quickly. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless making it a silent killer. The only way to truly protect your family is with a detector.

Kidde is introducing the their new Worry Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm. The sealed lithium battery is tamper proof and provides 10 years of continuous power, meaning no low battery chirps or battery replacement. Being the longest sensor life available this carbon monoxide sensor is proven effective for 10 years, nearly twice as long as some other models. This means no batteries to buy and replace every six months, saving your money.
Kidde carbon monoxide detector

Check your local Home Depot stores. for 2 models ranging in prices$40-$50.

Kidde Worry Free Smoke Alarms for your Home #Giveaway

Squeaky stairs, drippy faucets and chirping alarms are all common annoyances that happen in homes all over the world. Did you know that one of these could be hazardous to your families safety? In fact, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics indicate that the primary reasons smoke alarms fail to operate in home structure fires is a missing/disconnected battery (50%) and dead/discharged battery (23%).

kidde worry free smoke alarm

One of my biggest annoyances at home is my uneven floor in the corners on my living room. Our computer desk has had 2 locations in the last few months, both corners and both times the desk chair rolls away from the desk. It’s very frustrating when I’m trying to get work done and I’m slowing slipping away from the keyboard or accidentally roll over a dog’s tail because he’s trying cuddle around my feet. My simple solution to this is temporarily replacing it with a dining chair. Not as comfortable but I know I won’t be going anywhere.

A chirping smoke alarm is equally annoying but it typically means that the batteries simply need to be changed. Instead of just taking your alarm down and hiding behind a picture or tucking it in a drawer take a few extra minutes to replace the batteries. Kidde, a leader in fire protection and safety equipment urges families to protect your family and home from the dangers of being left without a warning. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained are probably the least expensive way to keep your family and home safe in the threat of a fire.

Kidde has recently introduced a line of Worry-Free Smoke Alarms, which offer a variety of benefits to the millions of Americans who rely on continuous battery-powered smoke and fire detection in their homes. The new alarms are powered by sealed-in, long-life lithium batteries for 10 years (the life of the alarm).

Benefits of Worry Free Smoke Alarms

  • It’s Always On: 24 hr/day, 7 day/week protection from smoke and fire
  • Decade of protection: sealed lithium battery provides 10 years of continuous power
  • Maintenance-free, hassle-free: never replace a battery during the alarm’s operating life and no need to worry about the batteries being removed
  • Goodbye late night low battery chirps: an end-of-life chirp tells you when it’s time to replace the alarm
  • Location-based attributes make it simple to select the right alarm for the right location in your home
  • Money savings: no batteries to buy and replace every six months, save up to $40 over the life of the alarm
  • Quick and easy installation: simply twist the alarm onto the mounting bracket and it activates

With the holidays approaching and ovens, fireplaces, decorative lighting and candles and portable heater use on the rise Kidde wants to offer LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! readers the chance to win a 2-pack of Worry Free Smoke Alarms. Share with us your own home annoyances to enter.

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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Friday, November 30, 2012. The winners will be emailed and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to Continental US residents only. For complete rules please read our blog contest rules page.
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