Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has been raising warnings amongst almost 3,000 households in the county regarding a possible fire catch, a report has uncovered recently.
As per the fire service, the warnings have come from the manufacturer of smoke alarms, according to which smoke alarms being used by many households are at a small risk of catching fire.
Chris Strickland, Deputy Chief Fire officer has told that each and every household, whether big or small, has been alarmed about the risk so as to leave no stone unturned.
He says that the risk is because of Lithium batteries used in alarms. As per his statement, if the battery is removed, followed by a fixed short circuit, it may overheat and can spread fire.
The service concerning the same has even written to all those who had once received a FireAngel ST-620 from them. It believes that only these people need to be alert.
However, chairman and CEO of SPRU Safety Products manufacturing FireAngel ST-620, Graham Whitworth said that their products are fully tested and are in tandem with all European standards.
Mr. Strickland but says, "We have also worked closely with the manufacturer to ensure that the risk of battery short circuit in new batches of the smoke detectors has been completely removed".