Walmart Accused of Selling Smoke Alarms Online That Aren’t Up to Snuff

Barrie Fire Says Online Offerings Don't Conform To Canadian Safety Standards

A head’s up from Barrie’s Fire Service after it says a retail giant is selling smoke alarms online that shouldn’t be sold in Canada.

The Barrie Fire Service says the smoke and CO alarms being sold at Walmart.ca do not conform to the Ontario Fire Code. Specifically, it cites Section 2.13.2.1(3) that requires all alarms to meet CAN/ULC-S531 standards.

Barrie Fire recommends you double-check the safety listing on an alarm no matter where or how you purchase the device.