Carbon Monoxide Safety
February 28, 2022

Consumer Product Safety Commission Report: Portable Generator UL Standard Can Reduce Risks of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two men working on generator

On Feb. 23, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the publication of a staff report that determined UL 2201, the Standard for Safety for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Emission Rate of Portable Generators, would avert nearly 100% of deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning in testing scenarios that were based on CPSC data of fatal incidents with non-compliant generators in enclosed spaces. 

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