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
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."
"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.
Download a PDF of this report
if you are unable to scroll through these pages:
ABC Special Investigation
"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."
"Ignorance, allied with..
power, is the most.. ferocious enemy..
justice can have."
James A Baldwin
"The only thing..
necessary for the.. triumph of evil is that..
good men do nothing."