Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Micki Great Find
This carbon monoxide alarm is perfect for a small space and works well.
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DavidJ Not Ten Year Quality Electronics.
Purchased and this unit last August. A month ago it started chirping once every 60 seconds. It was hard to find because we had installed in a low AC plug, in a hall area outside of two bedrooms. There were also two new smoke alarms in the bedrooms, and a smoke alarm on the ceiling in the hall. Since the new smoke alarms are sealed, it is not possible to disable them by removing a battery. Spent a lot of time listening for the once a minute chirp. The chirp has a very high pitched, disembodied sound, and is very hard to tell where it originates. I looked last at this CO detector, as it is an AC powered unit. Tested the batteries and they are both above 1.6 volts. Left the alarm sitting on a shelf (no AC) for a couple of weeks with batteries in, and it would chirp once or twice a day.
Kidde Tech Support assures me that batteries on this unit should be replaced every six months to a year, even when on AC power all the time. Yet, the problem is not batteries, but poor quality electronics that can't reliably detect perfectly good batteries.
So sad that the California government has started requiring us to buy, install and maintain garbage alarms.
March 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by aplacetobe Easy install, peace of mind
I thought I was going to have to wrestle this unit out of the plastic, but it has an easy open design with perforations in the plastic (see photo). Item looks nice, functions well and is reasonably priced. Only wish Kiddie, "the worlds largest manufacturer of fire safety products," had a recycling program and/or cradle to grave business model. They state in their core values that they "are environmentally responsible and drive to sustainability." By doing what...?
July 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony Good alarm
This alarm is powered by an AC outlet but also has a battery backup in case you lose power. The batteries come already installed. All you need to do to use the battery backup is to remove a plastic tab that is coming from the battery compartment. The light on the front indicates if something is wrong with the unit or air quality. Green is good, red is bad. The instructions state that the unit does self checks to ensure everything is working correctly.
There is a test button on the front. When pressed, the alarm sound is nice & loud & will certainly alert most people that something is wrong.
I would definitely take the 5 minutes to read the instructions when you install this. There is a lot of good info in there, and some minor details that are good to know about this device.
Lastly, this alarm is good for 10 years once powered up. After 10 years, annoying alarms will force you to throw it away.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TB50 Very Efficient and Looks Good!
This alarm was very easy to install. It was recommended by the Gas person who repaired my heater. There is a very bright small green light that helps me navigate through my bedroom when the lights are out. A great value for the price.
March 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JPson CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM w/BACK-UP BATTERY
Very easy to install battery & test & plug in. It worked immediately. My old one, 15 yrs old, kept chirping even after changing the old battery, so upon reading the directions I determined the old one was 'kaput'. I have an attached garage & think everyone needs this alarm to be safe. The clerk was helpful in explaining the differences between lines.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Me Carbon Monoxide Alarm
I purchased this carbon monoxide alarm about a month ago. Very easy to install and works just fine.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by twin Basic but Vital
The Carbon Monoxide monitor seems like your basic model. However, it does have a tape attached where you put the date of purchase to ensure that it's replaced in 10 years. OSHA suggests replacements be made every 5 years. I've only had it a week...
September 8, 2015