Stop Installing Ionization Smoke Alarms

The WFSF's American Red Cross Smoke Alarm Campaign


Recommending Selling or

Installing Ionization Smoke Alarms,

A Criminal Act of Negligence?

by the World Fire Safety Foundation | Published Feb 2007

The C.A.N. report explains life-safety and

litigation concerns with ionization smoke alarms.


Hard copies were distributed to 88 organizations
across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


The report itself is just over three pages, It starts at page. 8. It is a must-read for all fire fighters,.fire officials,
the media and ionization smoke alarm attorneys.

The C.A.N. Report

Download Here

Hacket vs BRK Update:

In March 2008 U.S. federal court judges declared ionization alarms to be
"a legal cause of deaths" and "defectively designed under New York law."

page 13

"The proof showed that sometimes the ionization detectors would not go off at all, and yet they

 continue to manufacture them, they continue to continue to sell them, continue to stand by them."

             Jim Hacker, Hacker Murphy LLP in WTHR's 'Deadly Delay' ionization smoke alarm investigation  | Dec 2007

N.Y. Attorney Jim Hacker

"I have often been cautioned that I should be quiet

"because we do not want the public
to lose faith in smoke detectors."

This statement implies that lives will be
lost if we tell the American public the truth.

I think the exact opposite is true.

How many lives have been lost because
the American public was not told the truth?”

Extract from Deputy Chief Fleming's October 2006
letter to the United States Fire Administration (USFA)

Deputy Chief Joseph (Jay) Fleming
Boston Fire Department, MA, U.S.A.

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Download a PDF of this report

if you are unable to scroll through these pages:

Further Reading: WFSF Reports


"All that is required for evil

to triumph is for good

men to do nothing."

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not

  because of the people who are evil, but

 because of the people who do

 nothing about it."

"The world is a dangerous

  place to live; not because

 of the people who are evil,

 but because of the people

 who do nothing about it."

Albert Einstein

"All that is required for evil to triumph

is for good men to do nothing."

"Nobody made a greater mistake

than he who did nothing because

he could do only a little."

Edmund Burke

Albert Einstein

Edmund Burke