First Alert And Actor Taylor Kinney Raise Awareness Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During Winter Months
AURORA, Ill., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This winter, the peak season for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, Taylor Kinney is teaming up with First Alert, the most trusted brand in fire safety*, to educate the public about the importance of CO safety through an informational public awareness campaign. The campaign aims to educate consumers on how best to protect themselves against the threats of CO by installing and maintaining working CO alarms in their homes.
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Often called the "silent killer," CO is an odorless, invisible and poisonous gas that is impossible to detect without an alarm. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CO is the number one cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the U.S., with approximately 50,000 Americans visiting the emergency room each year due to accidental CO poisoning.
"After many years of playing a firefighter on TV, I've learned so much about whole home safety, and I can't think of a better way to help educate the public about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning than through my partnership with First Alert," said Kinney. "While people are spending more time at home, it is more important than ever to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms throughout your home to protect what matters most."
CO can come from any fuel-burning device such as gas appliances, furnaces and water heaters. Because of home heating needs, the potential threat of accidental CO poisoning becomes greater in the winter. According to the CDC, more than two-fifths of CO exposure occurs between December and February, making this season a crucial time to share actionable home safety tips.
Through a series of public service announcements (PSAs), Kinney, together with First Alert, will be reminding consumers about the dangers of CO and how they can help to prevent CO poisoning in the home, including:
To learn more about this campaign and information about CO alarms, or to watch the series of PSAs, visit FirstAlert.com.
*First Alert Brand Trust Survey, February 2020 – Results are based on the responses of 1,000 adults, ages 25 and older, living in the United States who completed an online survey. Results are statistically significant at a 95 percent confidence level and can be generalized to the entire adult population in the United States within those statistical parameters. For more information or a copy of the complete survey results, contact Tim Young at LCWA: 312/565-4628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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