NEMA’s position is that consumers should be free to choose which smoke alarms are present in their homes, provided those devices comply with consensus codes and standards. Consumers, not state legislatures, should decide whether alarms powered by 10-year batteries ultimately address consumer needs. Further, the imposition of 10-year mandates not only precludes some current technologies but could also preempt the introduction of future technologies within a given state.
Published Date: February 22, 2024
Number of pages: 5
Staff Contact: Brian Marchionini