First Alert Basic Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm - CO600 (1039730)

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Basic Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm

The First Alert CO600 Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm utilizes an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor that lasts for up to five years to detect carbon monoxide. This carbon monoxide detector plugs into any wall outlet. When carbon monoxide levels become elevated, a loud 85-decibel alarm alerts you to the threat.

Advanced Electrochemical CO Sensor

The First Alert CO600 Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm uses an advanced electrochemical CO sensor to detect elevated carbon monoxide levels. When CO is detected, the carbon monoxide detector sounds an alarm to warn you of the threat. Carbon monoxide can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted in the air, and it is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Placing carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of the home and in each sleeping room is an important way to protect your family from danger.

Comprehensive Warning Features

This carbon monoxide detector features an 85-decibel siren that is designed to wake even the soundest of sleepers. A low-battery light and alarm alert you when battery power is running low, and an end-of-life timer lets you know when the device should be replaced. The CO detector lasts approximately five years.

Simple and Easy to Use

The First Alert CO600 Carbon Monoxide Alarm is easy to set up. Simply plug the alarm into a 120-volt wall outlet, and the CO detector will start to monitor your space for carbon monoxide. There are no complicated displays or settings to navigate–a single button silences the alarm and tests the CO detector. A pull-down action chart instructs you in what to do if the CO alarm goes off.

Where to Place Carbon Monoxide Alarms: One on every level of the home and one in each sleeping area.

First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm CO600

Product Details
  • Power Source: Plug in
  • Sensor: Electrochemical
  • Single Button: One press to silence and test alarm
  • End of Life Timer: Alarm chirps when it is time to replace it
  • Noise Output: 85 dB in a T4 Pattern
  • Standards: UL 2034
  • Warranty: 7 Year Limited
  • Product Dimensions (LxWxH): 5 x 1.7 x 3.4 in.
  • Product Weight: .5 lbs.
Product Specs
UPC:
029054018373
MPN:
1039730
Q: Can I unplug the carbon monoxide alarm to silence or reset it, or do I need to leave it plugged in?
A: Do not unplug your alarm! A First Alert plug-in carbon monoxide alarm will only reset when it is receiving electricity. Press and hold the Test/Silence button for 5 seconds to quiet a plug-in alarm while ventilating. You may have to do this numerous times to give the alarm time to reset.

Q: Can I unplug the carbon monoxide alarm to silence or reset it, or do I need to leave it plugged in?
A: Do not unplug your alarm! A First Alert plug-in carbon monoxide alarm will only reset when it is receiving electricity. Press and hold the Test/Silence button for 5 seconds to quiet a plug-in alarm while ventilating. You may have to do this numerous times to give the alarm time to reset.

Q: How do I get my carbon monoxide alarm to stop chirping?
A: If your carbon monoxide alarm keeps chirping, the battery may be low or weak. On First Alert carbon monoxide detectors, check to see if the battery light is yellow or green. If the alarm is chirping and the light is yellow, it means the battery is low. The way to get a carbon monoxide alarm to stop chirping is to replace the battery.

Q: Should I leave my carbon monoxide (CO) alarm plugged in all year?
A: Leave your carbon monoxide alarm plugged in all year. Carbon monoxide gas problems can happen at any time. Remember, your furnace or space heaters aren't the only source of carbon monoxide. Gas ranges, water heaters, dryers, charcoal grills, or vehicles left running in an attached garage can all cause carbon monoxide gas problems.

Q: Why is the green power light flashing on my First Alert plug-in carbon monoxide alarm?
A: With all First Alert plug-in carbon monoxide alarms, any time there is a power outage, brownout, surge or other problem with the power, the alarm goes through a power up cycle. The flashing on your plug-in carbon monoxide alarm should stop after 5 minutes, then the light will stay a steady green.

Q: Where should I install carbon monoxide alarms? What is proper carbon monoxide alarm placement?
A: It is very important to install carbon monoxide alarms near or in each separate sleeping area. Many states now require that a carbon monoxide alarm is placed in each bedroom. For added protection, placement of an additional carbon monoxide alarm at least 15-20 feet away from the furnace or fuel burning heat sources is recommended. Also, install carbon monoxide alarms at least 10 feet from sources of humidity like bathrooms and showers. In two story houses, install one carbon monoxide alarm on each level of the home. If you have a basement, carbon monoxide alarm placement is recommended at the top of the basement stairs.

Q: Is there anywhere I shouldn't install carbon monoxide alarms?
A: Do not install carbon monoxide alarms in garages, kitchens, furnace rooms, or in any extremely dusty, dirty, humid, or greasy areas. Do not install alarms in direct sunlight, or areas subjected to temperature extremes. These include unconditioned crawl spaces, unfinished attics, un-insulated or poorly insulated ceilings, and porches. Carbon monoxide alarms should not be installed in outlets covered by curtains or other obstructions. Do not install in turbulent air-near ceiling fans, heat vents, air conditioners, fresh air returns, or open windows. Blowing air may prevent carbon monoxide from reaching the CO sensors.

Q: How many carbon monoxide alarms should I have in my home?
A: So how many carbon monoxide alarms should you have in your home? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that you should have a carbon monoxide alarm centrally located outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedroom. For added protection, you should have additional carbon monoxide alarms in each separate bedroom and on every level of your house, including the basement. Some states now require that you have a carbon monoxide alarm in each bedroom of the house. If you install only one carbon monoxide alarm in your home, place it near or in your bedroom.

Q: What is the proper way to do a carbon monoxide alarm test?
A: The following procedure is the proper way to do a carbon monoxide alarm test - Press and hold the Test Button on the front of the alarm until the alarm sounds. Be sure you hold the button down long enough; it can take up to 20 seconds for the alarm to respond to the test.

Q: Is it a false alarm when my carbon monoxide alarm sounds and there doesn't seem to be a problem?
A: A carbon monoxide alarm false alarm should not occur if your alarm is in working order. Remember, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas. If your carbon monoxide alarm went off, it detected potentially harmful amounts of carbon monoxide. After the professionals have evaluated the situation, make sure no one has any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are a few situations that may cause a carbon monoxide alarm "false alarm:"
  • The carbon monoxide alarm needs to be relocated. Carbon monoxide alarms should be located 15-20 feet away from all fossil fuel burning sources like furnaces and stoves. Alarms should be located 10 feet away from sources of humidity like showers.
  • Fossil fuel burning appliances may not be burning fuel completely. Check pilot lights/flames for blue color. Appearance of yellow or orange flames indicates incomplete combustion-a source of carbon monoxide.

Q: Will carbon monoxide alarms detect explosive gas leaks?
A: No, a single function carbon monoxide alarm reacts to carbon monoxide only. To detect explosive gas, you need an explosive gas detector. Different kinds of explosive gas can be detected and it is recommended that any home that utilizes natural or propane gas have at least one explosive gas leak detector.

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First Alert CO600 Basic Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm (1039730) Reviews

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - Reviewed: 03/14/2022 by Judith W

carbon monoxide alarms

They are all placed in various rooms in my home, especially the bedroooms, and they seem to be working. I'm very pleased with them. Thank you, Judy

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - Reviewed: 12/23/2021 by BARBARA C

First alert carbon monoxide alarm

Just recently purchased c0600 plug-in alarm and so far it appears to be functioning as suppose to. This is a replacement as my original notified me it was time to replace by the extended beeps. Well made product, nice features, and a plug-in all in one.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - Reviewed: 06/15/2021 by Ricardo O

CO Smoke Detector

It's doing its job !

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - Reviewed: 05/31/2021 by David N

Plug-in CO detector

For the cost, this is best unit available!

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - Reviewed: 05/12/2021 by Catherine K

Works great

Had this one for 5 years no problems with it. I love it and it works great. Never have to worry about replacing batteries

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - Reviewed: 05/02/2021 by Andrew B

The product packaging was appropriate, with the product presented thoughtfully and protected fully, but not overpackaged. I plugged it in and the light went on and I assume it is working.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - Reviewed: 04/23/2021 by Winona T

Replacement

Replacement of older carbon monoxide alarm that alerted me that it was time to replace unit after 7 years. I bought the same model. Simple to use & test. Prompt mailing, solid packaging.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - Reviewed: 03/22/2021 by David P

Good product

This alarm doesn't have the bells and whistles of more expensive models but provides the security I want. It does not operate on batteries, which is okay with me because if I lose power, the furnace won't run anyway.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - Reviewed: 02/18/2021 by John Krebs

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Like the CO600 model for my rental properties because it does not have a back up battery, which the tenants would not replace if needed.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - Reviewed: 08/16/2020 by Abram Vinikoor

Does the job!

Reliable and reasonably priced.

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