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.
Uh oh! We just found out that Walmart Canada is selling smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that are not listed for sale in Canada. The Ontario Fire Code, Section 18.104.22.168(3) requires that all alarms meet the CANULC-S531. Always look for this listing. pic.twitter.com/XnBGef2M3k— Barrie Fire (@Barrie_Fire) October 10, 2019
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 22.214.171.124(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.