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Kidde Worry-free Combination Smoke & CO Alarm

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My mother-in-law had a fire at her house a few years ago. I’ll never forget the phone call from one of her friends that started with “Chris is OK, but her house is on fire.” That certainly got my blood pumping! She lost everything in that fire, but all that mattered was that she was alive.

Smoke alarms save lives, and having a working smoke detector is as important as having locks on your doors, if not more so. Fire spreads fast, but smoke spreads even faster. It can take just a few minutes for a person to be overcome by smoke inhalation, so it’s vital to have an early warning system on every level of your home.

The Kidde Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm can provide the peace of mind you need. It has a lithium battery that lasts 10 years, which means you don’t need to remember to replace it twice a year. The test button just needs to be pushed to verify that everything is in working order—make sure to do this every six months.

I appreciate the hush button on the Kidde alarm. Our oven can generate a lot of heat, and it set off our previous smoke detector quite often. Without a hush button, all we could do was wave a newspaper under it until the noise stopped. Pressing a button is much easier, even if I need to use a broom to do it.

The combination of smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector is something I hope we’ll see in all systems someday. Many homes aren’t equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer because it has no smell or colour, so you need a carbon monoxide detector to keep your family safe.

Don’t be a statistic. Give your family the safety and security of a Kidde Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm.


Sheri is a busy mom of four—she has three sons and one daughter. You’ll find her blogging over at, where she writes about parenting, food and travel. Follow her on Twitter @kidsumers and Facebook for more genius tips.

You can sleep soundly knowing your home is guarded by this two-in-one alarm that detects smoke and carbon monoxide. The photoelectric sensor reduces false alarms and identifies real fires fast. Plus, you won’t have to think about changing its lithium battery for the next decade—it has a 10-year lifespan.

Where to buy: $55,>

This article was originally published on Feb 09, 2015

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Sheri McDonald has four children ranging in age from 6 to 21. She and her husband raise their crew in Southwestern Ontario. She has a passion for family, food, travel and blogs about it at