Maryland's New Smoke Alarm Law Bring Many Questions

January 3, 2018

 

 

On January 1, 2018 a new law went 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.  Over the past several days public safety agencies have had a flood of calls regarding this new law.  To learn more about this law please go to the link provided below.  

 

NEW SMOKE ALARM LAW

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