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First Alert SCO5 User's Manual

Brk brands, inc. user's manual carbon monoxide & smoke alarm's sco5.

 
COMBINATION CARBON MONOXIDE & SMOKE ALARM
Features:
Separate sensors to detect smoke
and CO; the two alarm systems
work independently
Powered by two "AA" batteries
Side access drawer for easy
battery replacement
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
This user's manual contains important information
about your Combination Carbon Monoxide & Smoke
Alarm's operation. If you are installing this Alarm for
use by others, you must leave this manual—or a copy
of it—with the end user.
M08-0117-003 Q 06/07 Printed in Mexico
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Fire Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Basic Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Where to Install This Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Where This Alarm Should NOT Be Installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
How to Install This Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Optional Locking Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Weekly Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Regular Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
If Your Smoke/CO Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
What To Do First–Identify The Type Of Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
If the CO Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
If the Smoke Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Using the Silence Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
What You Need To Know About CO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
What is CO? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Symptoms of CO Poisoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Potential Sources of CO in the Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
How Can I Protect My Family From CO Poisoning? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Regulatory Information For Smoke/CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
Regulatory Information for CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Regulatory Information for Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
Recommended Locations for Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
About Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Special Compliance Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
General Limitations Of Smoke/CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7
Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
© 2007 BRK Brands, Inc., a Jarden Corporation company (NYSE: JAH)
3901 Liberty Street Road, Aurora, IL 60504-8122
Consumer Affairs: (800) 323-9005 • www.firstalert.com
All First Alert
®
Smoke Alarms conform to regulatory requirements,
including UL217 and are designed to detect particles of combustion.
Smoke particles of varying number and size are produced in all fires.
Ionization technology is generally more sensitive than photoelectric
technology at detecting small particles, which tend to be produced
in greater amounts by flaming fires, which consume combustible
materials rapidly and spread quickly. Sources of these fires may include
paper burning in a wastebasket, or a grease fire in the kitchen.
Photoelectric technology is generally more sensitive than ionization
technology at detecting large particles, which tend to be produced in
greater amounts by smoldering fires, which may smolder for hours
before bursting into flame. Sources of these fires may include cigarettes
burning in couches or bedding.
For maximum protection, use both types of Smoke Alarms on each
level and in every bedroom of your home.
USER'S MANUAL
Model SCO5
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INTRODUCTION
FIRE SAFETY TIPS
Follow safety rules and prevent hazardous situations: 1) Use smoking
materials properly. Never smoke in bed. 2) Keep matches or lighters away
from children; 3) Store flammable materials in proper containers; 4) Keep
electrical appliances in good condition and don't overload electrical circuits;
5) Keep stoves, barbecue grills, fireplaces and chimneys grease- and debris-
free; 6) Never leave anything cooking on the stove unattended; 7) Keep
portable heaters and open flames, like candles, away from flammable
materials; 8) Don't let rubbish accumulate.
Keep alarms clean, and test them weekly. Replace alarms immediately if
they are not working properly. Smoke Alarms that do not work cannot alert
you to a fire. Keep at least one working fire extinguisher on every floor, and
an additional one in the kitchen. Have fire escape ladders or other reliable
means of escape from an upper floor in case stairs are blocked.
BASIC SAFETY INFORMATION
• Dangers, Warnings, and Cautions alert you to important
operating instructions or to potentially hazardous situations.
Pay special attention to these items.
• This Smoke/CO Alarm is approved for use in single-family
residences. It is NOT designed for marine or RV use.
• This combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm has two separate
alarms. The CO Alarm is not designed to detect fire or any other
gas. It will only indicate the presence of carbon monoxide gas at
the sensor. Carbon monoxide gas may be present in other areas.
The Smoke Alarm will only indicate the presence of smoke that
reaches the sensor. The Smoke Alarm is not designed to sense
gas, heat or flames.
• This Smoke/CO Alarm cannot operate without working batteries.
Removing the batteries for any reason, or failing to replace the
batteries at the end of their service life, removes your protection.
• NEVER ignore any alarm. See "If Your Smoke/CO Alarm Sounds"
for more information on how to respond to an alarm. Failure to
respond can result in injury or death.
• The Silence Features are for your convenience only and will not
correct a problem. See "Using the Silence Features" for details.
Always check your home for a potential problem after any alarm.
Failure to do so can result in injury or death.
• Test this Smoke/CO Alarm once a week. If the Alarm ever fails to
test correctly, have it replaced immediately! If the Alarm is not
working properly, it cannot alert you to a problem.
• This product is intended for use in ordinary indoor locations of
family living units. It is not designed to measure CO levels in
compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) commercial or industrial standards. Individuals with
medical conditions that may make them more sensitive to carbon
monoxide may consider using warning devices which provide
audible and visual signals for carbon monoxide concentrations
under 30 ppm. For additional information on carbon monoxide
and your medical condition contact your physician.
INSTALLATION
WHERE TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
Minimum coverage for Smoke Alarms, as recommended by the National
Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is one Smoke Alarm on every floor, in
every sleeping area, and in every bedroom (See "Regulatory Information For
Smoke Alarms" for details on the NFPA recommendations).
For CO Alarms, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends
that a CO Alarm should be centrally located outside of each separate sleeping
area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms. For added protection, install
additional CO Alarms in each separate bedroom, and on every level of your
home.
NOTE: For added protection, install an additional Smoke/CO Alarm at least
15 feet (4.6 meters) away from the furnace or fuel burning heat source where
possible. In smaller homes or in manufactured homes where this distance
cannot be maintained, install the Alarm as far away as possible from the furnace
or other fuel burning source. Installing the Alarm closer than 15 feet (4.6 meters)
will not harm the Alarm, but may increase the frequency of unwanted alarms.
In general, install combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms:
On every level of your home, including finished attics and basements.
Inside every bedroom, especially if people sleep with the door partly or
completely closed.
In the hall near every sleeping area. If your home has multiple sleeping
areas, install a unit in each. If a hall is more than 40 feet (12 meters) long,
install a unit at each end.
At the top of first-to-second floor stairs.
At the bottom of the basement stairs.
For additional coverage, install Alarms in all rooms, halls, and storage
areas, where temperatures normally remain between 40˚ F and 100˚ F
(4˚ C and 38˚ C).
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    If the Smoke Alarm Sounds ........4...

  • Page 2: Installation, Where This Alarm Should Not Be Installed, How To Install This Alarm

    In areas where a 20-foot (6 meter) distance is not possible – in modular, mobile, or smaller homes, for example – it is recommended the Smoke Alarm be placed as far from these fuel-burning sources as possible. The placement recommendations are intended to keep these Alarms at a reasonable distance from a fuel-burning source, and thus reduce “unwanted”...

  • Page 3: Optional Locking Features, Weekly Testing

    The optional locking features are designed to discourage unauthorized removal of the batteries or Alarm. It is not necessary to activate the locks in single-family households where unauthorized battery or Alarm removal is not a concern. This Smoke/CO Alarm has two separate locking features: one to lock the battery compartment, and the other to lock the Smoke/CO Alarm to the mounting bracket. You can choose to use either feature independently, or use them both.

  • Page 4: Regular Maintenance, If Your Smoke/co Alarm Sounds, What To Do First–identify The Type Of Alarm

    After the Test/Silence button is released, the Red LED blinks during the silence mode. When the Smoke Alarm is Silenced The Smoke Alarm will remain silent for up to 15 minutes, then return to normal operation. If the smoke has not cleared–or continues to increase–the device...

  • Page 5: What You Need To Know About Co, Symptoms Of Co Poisoning

    RECOMMENDED LOCATIONS FOR SMOKE ALARMS Installing Smoke Alarms in Single-Family Residences The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), recommends one Smoke Alarm on every floor, in every sleeping area, and in every bedroom. In new construction, the Smoke Alarms must be AC powered and interconnected. See “Agency Placement Recommendations”...

  • Page 6: About Smoke Alarms, Special Compliance Considerations, General Limitations Of Smoke/co Alarms

    INSTALLING SMOKE ALARMS IN MOBILE HOMES For minimum security install one Smoke Alarm as close to each sleeping area as possible. For more security, put one unit in each room. Many older mobile homes (especially those built before 1978) have little or no insulation. If your mobile home is not well insulated, or if you are unsure of the amount of insulation, it is important to install units on inside walls only.

  • Page 7: General Limitations Of Smoke/co Alarms, Troubleshooting Guide, Limited Warranty

    If you have questions that cannot be answered by reading this manual, call Consumer Affairs at 1-800-323-9005, M-F 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST) BRK Brands, Inc., ("BRK") the maker of First Alert defects in material and workmanship. BRK, at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during the warranty period.

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