of July 1, 2011, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act (Senate Bill – SB
183) will require all single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil
fuel source to install carbon monoxide alarms within the home by July 1, 2011.
Owners of multi-family leased or rental dwellings, such as apartment buildings,
have until January 1, 2013 to comply with the law.
asked questions (FAQ) on carbon monoxide devices to provide the citizens of
California with information on this important matter.
in all dwelling units intended for human occupancy.
fireplaces, furnaces, and many types of appliances and cooking devices. It can
also be produced by vehicles that are idling.
single-family dwelling, the effective date is July 1, 2011. For allother
dwelling units, the effective date is January 1, 2013.
What is the definition of a dwelling unit?
lodging house, dormitory, hotel, motel, condominium, time-share project,
or dwelling unit in a multiple-unit dwelling unit building.
of the home including the basement. The manufacturer’s installation instruction
should also be followed.
carbon monoxide detector?
carbon monoxide alarm is a stand alone unit which is tested to Underwriters
Laboratory (UL) Standard 2034 and has its own built-in power supply and audible
device. These units are typically installed in your single family dwelling. A
carbon monoxide detector is a system unit which is tested to UL Standard 2075
and is designed to be used with a fire alarm system and receives its power from
the fire alarm panel.
devices unless it is approved and listed by the State Fire Marshal.
Marshal prior to the law, can they maintain it or does it have to be replaced?
State Fire Marshal. It does not prohibit someone who already owns the
device prior to the effective date of Senate Bill (SB) 183.
Marshal (CSFM) listing of CO device? Copies of CSFM listing of CO devices can be
found on the State Fire Marshal website by logging on the following:
the drop down menu (right down arrow) to select “5276-CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS” or
“5278-CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS”. Then Click on “Search” and it will list all CO
alarms or detectors that are currently
Protection (CAL-FIRE) web site at http://www.fire.ca.gov and click on Carbon
Monoxide under “Hot Topics”.
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