Maryland's New Smoke Alarm Law Begins January 1, 2018

December 6, 2017

 

 

On January 1, 2018 a new law will go into effect that requires the replacement of battery-only operated smoke alarms with units with a sealed 10 year lithium-ion battery smoke alarms with a silence/hush button feature.  This law is a transition away from the use of 9-volt battery-operated smoke alarms to achieve more reliable smoke alarm coverage as possible in older dwellings.  

 

For further information on this new law please go to this link.  

 

NEW SMOKE ALARM LAW

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