Every year in the UK, more than 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, and around 40 people die. Small children and the elderly are most at risk, and CORGI HomePlan is campaigning for every home to get a carbon monoxide detector, so that they can keep their family safe.
In the last three years, an estimated one in six homes inspected by the Gas Safe Register was found to have an unsafe gas appliance and one in eleven has an unsafe boiler.
CORGI HomePlan are campaigning for every home to have their own CO detector and they’ve created a microsite to help families be aware of the dangers of gas appliances in their own home: http://corgi-homeplan-how-safe-is-your-home.org/
It's packed with easy to follow advice and warning signs to look out for, this site is an easy reference resource for homeowners unsure about how to protect themselves and their families and what to do when things go wrong at home.
It's not just homeowners though. New laws require private landlords to install working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in high risk rooms such as those with solid fuel fires or gas boilers, but inevitably not all will comply. For around £30 you can have the peace of mind that you are protected. If your child is off to university and staying in a rented room then a CO2 monitor is a great investment.
With the tragic news headlines recently, it's worth also remembering that some holiday properties aren't properly protected and I for one will certainly be taking a monitor to our rented villa this summer.
CORGI HomePlan are offering readers the chance to win a CO-9X FireAngel Carbon Monoxide Detector by completing the rafflecopter below. The monitor has an internal power pack which will last for 7 years meaning you don't need to worry about changing the battery. It can be used as a portable monitor making it perfect for taking on holiday, or can be wall mounted. These are excellent detectors and the ones we use at home. We have one in our utility room where the boiler is housed, one in the kitchen where we have gas hobs and one in the living room as we have an open fire.
They are simple to use and have a one-button test feature. If you'd like the chance to win your own CO alarm worth around £30, please complete the rafflecopter below.
The giveaway ends midnight 4th July 2015. One winner will be picked at random from all eligible entries. UK entrants only. The prize will be fulfilled and dispatched by CORGI HomePlan who are kindly supplying the prize.
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