Fire Angel’s portable carbon monoxide alarm: The winter holiday essential you might have missed

As the dark nights draw in earlier and Christmas songs begin to take over the radio, our thoughts are already turning to packing our bags and going away for a Christmas break or winter sunshine.

Whether you’re going to a cosy cabin in the Peak District, a ski chalet in the Austria or sunning yourself in the tropics, many of you have already thought about stocking up on holiday essentials,. However, one safety essential you may not have considered is a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm.

Carbon Monoxide is a deadly gas, which causes over 200 people to be hospitalized every year, leading to around 50 deaths. Known as the ‘silent killer’ it is particularly dangerous as you cannot see, taste or smell it, causing it to be invisible to the human senses.

Awareness of holiday safety and CO poisoning has risen in recent years and yet according to Gas Safe Register, 40 people have been killed or injured by CO whilst staying in a tent, caravan, holiday cottage or boat in Britain in the past two years alone.

Packing a CO alarm in your suitcase is the best way of being CO safe, whether you’re spending the Christmas break abroad or here in the UK. Fire Angel’s CO-9X 7 year portable CO alarm is ideal, and will alert you and your family to CO emissions from boilers, cookers, BBQs and other fuel-burning appliances.

Its light and compact design means the alarm is no bigger than a bar of soap fitting easily in your suitcase and when you arrive to your holiday destination it can then simply be placed on a shelf and switched on.

The alarm has been designed to comply with all British standards, accurately measuring even low levels of carbon monoxide and has been made audible to alert you to the presence of carbon monoxide even when you are asleep.

In addition, the internal power pack and sealed batteries means the alarm will detect CO for 7 years, helping you and your family to be CO safe on holiday for years to come.

Director of the UK’s leading CO awareness campaign Project Shout, Rob Lyon comments: “We all think about taking some safety essentials with us on holiday, whether it’s travel insurance or first aid kits, but a carbon monoxide alarm should also be front of mind when packing your case this winter.

The nature of carbon monoxide means it only an alarm will alert you to its presence. Popping one of these on to a shelf in your cabin or chalet can give you peace of mind that your family is protected.”

The Fire Angel CO-9X retails at £24.99.


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