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Your own home
Make sure your appliances are turned off. However, in very cold weather, your central heating boiler can be left operating at a low setting in order to prevent water pipes from freezing.

Holiday Accomodation
When staying in a rented holiday home or hotel you may be at risk from poorly maintained, badly installed or faulty appliances. Poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) gas may be released from poorly maintained gas appliances in the property without you knowing it as it's odourless, colourless and tasteless. You don't know how often the gas appliances have been checked or serviced by the owners.
One way to avoid danger is to take battery operated audible carbon monoxide alarm with you on holiday. Such alarm can be purchased from most DIY retailers in the country for around €40.


Withdrawal of Carbon Monoxide Alarms

17th May 2016
Details of the Alarm: Carbon Monoxide Alarm/Model 50 - 611
Manufactured in: Poland
Described as: Tienku Wegla XC 10
Brandname: Extreme - Bar code 5900804068396

18th April 2016
Details of the Alarm: Carbon Monoxide Alarm/Model No. YK-CO/H (220v)
Manufactured in: China by Shenzhen Yongchangda Electronics
Described as: CoDetector
Batch No. / Bar code: 06/2012/4010384511128
Findings: the product is not sufficiently sensitive with respect to detection of carbon monoxide

18th April 2016
Details of the Alarm: Carbon Monoxide Alarm/Model 51112
Manufactured in: Germany by Stabo
Described as: CO Alarm II
Batch No. / Bar code: Unknown
Findings: the product does not work quickly enough in the presence of carbon monoxide.

source http://www.rgii.ie/


Recall of unsafe Carbon Monoxide Detector

25th August 2015
The carbon monoxide detector sold under the brand ALECTO has been found unsafe as not responding to high concentrations of carbon monoxide. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 50291-1

source http://www.rgii.ie/


Fireplace fitter prosecuted for gas safety offences

12th May 2015
The CER has today, 12th May 2015, published a Press Release regarding the prosecution of Kildare based fireplace fitter for carrying out illegal gas works and for portraying himself as a Registered Gas Installer.

source http://www.rgii.ie/


Prosecution of a company for portraying itself as a Registered Gas Installer.

11th December 2014
The CER has today, 11th December 2014, published a Press Release regarding tthe prosecution of a company, Camperman LTD, for portraying itself as a Registered Gas Installer. Under Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (as amended) it is a criminal offence for any individual to portray oneself as a Registered Gas Installer while not being registered with the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland.

source http://www.rgii.ie/