How should I install a CO Alarm?

CO alarms should be installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. CPSC recommends that one CO alarm be installed in the hallway outside the bedrooms in each separate sleeping area of the home. CO alarms may be installed into a plug-in receptacle or high on the wall because CO from any source will be well mixed with the air in the house. Make sure furniture or draperies cannot cover up the alarm.

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1. What is carbon monoxide (CO), and how is it produced in the home?
2. How many people are unintentionally poisoned by CO?
3. What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?
4. What should you do to prevent CO poisoning?
5. What CO level is dangerous to your health?
6. What should you do if you are experiencing symptoms of CO poisoning?
7. What has changed in CO detectors/alarms recently?
8. How should I install a CO Alarm?
9. What should you do when the CO detector/alarm sounds?
10. How should a consumer test a CO detector/alarm to make sure it is working?
11. What is the role of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in preventing CO poisoning?
12. Do some cities require that CO detectors/alarms be installed?
13. Should CO detectors/alarms be used in motor homes and other recreational vehicles?