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In the past couple of years, I have been to some extraordinary places. Wine tasting in Florence, hiking in Santorini and driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Next week I will be heading to New York for my third New York Fashion Week! Between work trips and personal vacations, my suitcase has gotten so much use! At this point, I like to think I am a pro at knowing what to pack and bring with me on trips. One of which is a First Alert CO Alarm. Which I share more about toward the bottom of this post. So keep reading!
My First Alert CO Alarm!
One of my quirkier traits is that I think of worst-case scenarios and always have a plan in place. I value safety and prepare for things that others would not normally think about. After reading an article once about how a hotel had a Carbon Monoxide (CO) leak, I immediately thought about how to prevent that from ever happening to me!
Are you familiar with CO? CO is Carbon Monoxide, AKA the silent killer. Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, odorless gas that can be deadly. It is produced by any fuel-burning device and the only way to detect Carbon Monoxide is through an alarm.
An alarm to help you detect Carbon Monoxide is the First Alert 10-year sealed battery Carbon Monoxide alarm. This alarm can sit on a dresser or bedside table and has a backlit digital display that shows temperature and peak levels of Carbon Monoxide (when detected). After 10 years, you will hear an end-of-life warning, letting you know it is time to replace the batteries. Alarms do not last forever and should be replaced at least every 10-years!
Something that you might not think about bringing with you on vacation is a Carbon Monoxide alarm. When my husband, Fitzy, Gatsby and I are out in a hotel or Air BNB, I like to have my CO alarm with me when we are on the go. You better believe, as I am packing my suitcase for New York Fashion week my Carbon Monoxide First Alert alarm will be in my suitcase ready for me as I unpack. It is the little things in life, like this, that help me sleep a little easier at night.
If you want your own First Alert 10-year sealed battery Carbon Monoxide alarm, it’s varied in price by the retailer. It blends in with any decor, has an LED temperature display and there’s no installation needed if you want to keep it at home. It even comes with screws to mount it to the wall. I will say don’t put your CO alarm in a garage, kitchen, furnace room, or other dusty areas. It also doesn’t belong within direct sunlight, 5 feet of kitchen appliances, 20 feet from a furnace, or in an area where the temperature is colder than 40˚ F.
Grace Liang says
That is such a amazing alarm! I’ll have to check one out for myself!
Wow this is something I’ve never thought about traveling with! We have one in our house, but always good to be extra careful.
Okay I totally need one of these! I never thought to bring one before but it’s such a genius idea! Hope to see you at NYFW 🙂
We have one in our house! It’s such an important thing to have and I feel like so many people don’t even know about it
Sarah Lennon says
This is brilliant! Since we travel with the kids so much, now I DEFINITELY want one!
I’ve never thought about co when traveling, but if having an alarm gives you peace of mind when you travel, it makes complete sense!
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Laura S says
This is so cool! I would have never thought about a CO detector while traveling but this is such a neat idea!
This is such a genius idea! I sometimes worry about that when I travel as well!
I immediately start thinking through potential scenarios when i read a shocking story as well! This product is brilliant and would definitely put my mind at ease!
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