Many detectors for carbon monoxide do not meet safety requirements
Many carbon monoxide detectors that are sold in the Netherlands, do not meet the safety requirements.
That concludes the Dutch Food and consumer product safety Authority (NVWA) from a 2016 run research. For example, eight of the 29 surveyed alarms no alarm if there is carbon monoxide and six detectors give no interference signal if the detector is broken. The insecure detectors may not be sold.
The NVWA investigated almost all detectors that last year in the Netherlands were for sale. The reason for the research were reports from consumers about faulty carbon monoxide detectors and an earlier European study.
The NVWA has a list of producers on its website. Consumers can see if their informant is safe or has been recalled. The detectors with a serious security risk of ABUS, Blaupunkt, Brennenstuhl, Elro, König, co alarm One, co alarm Safe, Pentagon and roos electronics bv type of RM336.
Prolonged inhalation of carbon monoxide can lead to dizziness, nausea, headaches, and in extreme cases unconsciousness or death.