Smoke alarms recalled due to failure to alert

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Consumers should be aware of an important smoke detector recall. Some Universal Security Instruments smoke alarms have a misaligned internal switch causing the alarms to not activate properly, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. This recall involves Universal Security Instruments 10-year, battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and […]

Maryland smoke detector law 2018: requirements and what you need to know

The Baltimore County Fire Department says it has heard from many residents with questions about Maryland’s new smoke alarm law, which was signed in 2013 but includes some requirements that just took effect on January 1, 2018. The following fact sheet will clarify the regulation and what it means for residents of the state of Maryland. What the law requires […]