Carbon Monoxide Travel Tips

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Traveling is a time to relax, experience new things and make memories. It’s a chance to forget about your long to-do-list and be worry free! However, even while on vacation, safety should always remain on your mind. Whether you are traveling with friends and family, for business, near or far, help protect yourself and loved ones by packing a carbon monoxide (CO) detector.

Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, poisonous gas commonly produced from fuel burning devices such as a stove, fireplace or water heater. The only way to detect this deadly gas is by having a functioning carbon monoxide alarm.

When traveling, it is hard to know if where you are staying will have working carbon monoxide alarms. As well as if they will have the recommended number of alarms and follow proper placement of CO detectors for best protection. To ensure you and your loved ones are protected, First Alert recommends packing our small, tabletop carbon monoxide alarm while you are traveling.

Carbon Monoxide Detector For Traveling

This 10-year sealed battery carbon monoxide detector is perfect for traveling:

  • The tabletop design requires no installation, simply place it on any shelf or counter
  • The 10-year battery eliminates the need to replace the batteries for the life of the alarm
  • Its small size makes it ideal to pack in any size bag
  • The sealed battery is safe to pack when traveling by plane

Next time you book a hotel room, take an RV to go camping, rent a vacation home, or travel to see family and friends, make sure to follow our carbon monoxide travel tips and pack this life saving device in your bags. It is best to be prepared since you don’t know the last time the hotel changed the batteries in the alarms or if your vacation rental will even have carbon monoxide detectors. Traveling with a carbon monoxide alarm, will help ensure that your vacation is worry free and that your family is protected from the dangers of this deadly gas.

For more information on traveling by plane with battery-operated devices, please visit for travel guidelines.

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