We tested 15 of the most widely available domestic battery smoke alarms. Two alarms from popular brand FireAngel failed to go off as required under the British Standard in one of the four test fires. We advise people not to buy these two models (LSI-601 & SI-601) and have passed our findings on to Trading Standards. We also passed our findings on to Sprue Safety Products Ltd, the manufacturer, which is conducting its own investigations into our findings.
Which? editor Richard Headland said:
“We advise people not to buy the two FireAngel smoke alarm models that failed to meet the required standard in one of our tests. If you think you have one installed at home and you’re concerned, you can contact the manufacturer.”
Click here to find out more about the tests.