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Combination Smoke Alarms - A Dangerous
detectors are many minutes slow to alarm in
a smoldering fire but seconds faster in a
flaming fire when compared to a
die from smoke inhalation."
detectors alarm at a much greater rate than
path might be to keep quiet or reach
simplistic conclusions and tell us
dual-sensors are the way to go. It
would be easy to take a non-controversial
stance that would please everybody and allow
everyone that promoted ionization detectors
to save face."
testimony during the notable Mercer case
(Mercer v. BRK/Pitway), when an ionization
detector failed to alarm resulting in the
death of a child, a company official
testified that the dual-sensor alarm is
desensitized versus the stand alone
clear is that the dual-sensor detector is a
convenient compromise. It is a mistake
that will cost lives."
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