Photoelectric-Specific Smoke Alarm Legislation
The World Fire Safety Foundation
Why does BRK, the World’s Largest Ionization Smoke Alarm
Manufacturer, Support Photoelectric-Specific Legislation?

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26 March, 2011
Letter to California State Fire Marshal’s
Smoke Alarm Task Forcelegislation_cal1.htmlshapeimage_13_link_0
Flawed Smoke Alarm Standards
U.S.A. - Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Dr B Don Russell
Texas A & M University
"Their (UL’s) science isn't any good, frankly.
 As a scientist, practicing science that
 doesn't replicate what the world really
 is, in terms of physics, is worthless."
Dr B Don Russell
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“The UL Standards will not change unless or
  until the smoke alarm manufacturers are
  forced to change  by jury verdicts or legislation.”
The Defect in Smoke Alarms
Richard H Taylor, Senior Partner, Taylor Martino
State-by-State Residential Smoke Alarm Requirements
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“... the ionization alarms have failed Australian
      Standards since 1993.”
Darren Curtis, Lead story, Channel 9 News
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia  May, 2012
Darren Curtis
Photoelectric-Specific Smoke Alarm LegislationLegislation Updates for Australia, Europe and the USA

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Australia - Standards Australia
The Defect in
Smoke Alarms
by Richard H Taylor
Taylor Martino Zarzaur, LLC  |  51 Joseph Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, USA
Phone: +1 251 433 3131  +1 800 256 7728  |  TaylorMartino.comdisa.htmlshapeimage_38_link_0
*Unable to pass the scientific tests for visible smoke