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Latest Carbon monoxide Stories

2012-11-01 07:25:35

JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Falling temperatures signal to Michigan residents that heating season has arrived, and with it comes an increased risk of carbon monoxide dangers. That's why Gov. Rick Snyder has joined with Consumers Energy and declared Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 "Michigan Carbon Monoxide Safety and Awareness Week." Consumers Energy reminds home and business owners to take preventive measures now that will provide protection against carbon monoxide (CO), a toxic gas that...

2012-10-28 23:20:21

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With severe weather expected in its service territory over the next few days leading to possible electrical outages, Equitable Gas reminds its customers to never heat their homes or cook food through methods that may be unsafe. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can take place should customers attempt to cook or heat their homes through unsafe methods: Never use a gas range or oven for heating. Using a gas range or oven for heating can cause a buildup...

2012-10-26 15:21:10

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Before autumn delivers its first cold snap, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds customers to call early for their free heater-pilot relight and natural gas appliance safety check. Calling early will help ensure a more timely response before temperatures drop and the number of pilot relight requests significantly rises. Customers can schedule a pilot relight and appliance safety check online by using the "My Energy" feature...

2012-10-22 15:21:12

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the holidays and cooler weather right around the corner, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is helping customers prepare for the winter season by offering easy tips on how to stay safe and keep warm while also saving money. "With most home heating systems operated by gas, now is a good time to schedule an appointment to have your heater inspected," said Caroline Winn, vice president of customer services for SDG&E. "Keeping your furnace...

2012-09-04 06:22:21

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Powerful storms have caused numerous widespread power outages in 2012, leaving residents looking for a permanent remedy to keep their families safe and comfortable. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120529/CG15020LOGO) "More and more, both portable and home standby generators are sought as immediate and permanent backup power solutions in the event of a utility power outage," said Amanda Grandy, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton...

2012-08-30 06:22:12

CPSC and USFA Warn Carbon Monoxide from Generators Can Kill WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are warning consumers to be vigilant when using portable generators to deal with power outages after Hurricane Isaac. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) The exhaust from gasoline-powered generators contains high levels of poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) that...

2012-07-13 23:03:06

Thomas Edison Electric has recently announced that they are now providing services to help keep their customers informed of the importance of installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. Upon hiring the company, all potential customers who come to them considering to install a new smoke or carbon monoxide detector, will also receive abundant advice on how they should safely maintain their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Thomas...

2012-06-29 06:27:03

MEBANE, N.C., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While more than half of Californians are aware of a law requiring residential carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, many residents remain unprotected, according to a survey from independent research group, Qualtrics. Nearly half (46 percent) of respondents do not have a CO alarm in their home despite the overwhelming presence of both fuel-burning appliances (84 percent) and attached garages (75 percent) - the state-determined criteria for installation and...

2012-06-25 02:23:03

MILWAUKEE, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation of the upcoming storm season, Briggs & Stratton (NYSE: BGG) reminds residents to be mindful of the dangers of carbon monoxide while operating portable generators. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120529/CG15020LOGO) "Portable generators are designed to thrive during storm season, when it's more likely power outages will abruptly put families in the dark," said Eric Loferski, marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton...

2012-04-19 23:04:19

Safety Gas Detection, which manufactures, installs and services gas monitoring systems, was commissioned recently to carry out two projects for Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales. (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 The company, based in Leyland, in Lancashire, won a contract to service the equipment that controls the carbon monoxide emissions in the underground car parks at the hotel and conference resort which, in 2010, hosted the Ryder Cup - the once-every-two-years golf tournament between...