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Jun 30, 2014, 11:30 ET
Starting July 1, any battery-powered smoke alarm or combination (smoke and carbon monoxide) alarm approved for sale by the California fire marshal must be powered by a sealed, 10-year battery. Kidde Worry-Free smoke and combination alarms comply with the new law and are available throughout the state. (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

New California Smoke Alarm Law to Help Save Lives

 The millions of California homeowners with non-working and outdated battery-powered smoke alarms will have safer alternatives that require...

Jun 05, 2014, 16:33 ET
Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue, Country Music and Fire Safety Combine to Celebrate Everyday Heroes at the 2014 CMA Music Festival (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue, Country Music and Fire Safety Combine to Celebrate Everyday Heroes at the 2014 CMA Music Festival

With the support of country music stars Kix Brooks and Craig Morgan, Kidde Fire Safety is empowering country music fans at this year's CMA Music...

Jun 02, 2014, 09:00 ET
As the world's largest manufacturer of residential fire safety products, Kidde's mission is to provide solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. For more than 90 years, Kidde has used advanced technology to develop residential and commercial smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and other life safety products.  Kidde: Technology that Saves Lives.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

New Phoenix Law Can Help Save Lives by Requiring Upgrade of Battery-Powered Smoke Alarms in Residential Properties

 New smoke alarm regulations can help keep Phoenix families who live in homes with battery-powered smoke alarms safer, while also reducing...

Apr 14, 2014, 10:00 ET

New NYC Smoke Alarm Law for Multi-Family Properties to Help Save Lives

 New smoke alarm regulations go into effect this month that will help property owners provide a safer living environment for their tenants...

Feb 12, 2014, 16:24 ET
As more than 93 million Americans face the challenges of snow, ice and sleet from Winter Storm PAX, the potential for power outages and subsequent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning grows exponentially. Extreme weather pushes families to look to alternative sources to heat their home and prepare food. Improperly ventilated generators also pose a significant risk. The only way to detect CO - an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas, is with a working carbon monoxide alarm.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

Safety Alert: Power Outages from PAX Increase Potential for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Home Fires

 As more than 93 million Americans face the challenges of snow, ice and sleet from Winter Storm PAX, the potential for power outages and...

Feb 11, 2014, 16:28 ET
Country singer Craig Morgan (third from left) joins Kidde Fire Safety and leaders from the Tennessee State Division of Fire Prevention and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to announce the first group of fire departments to receive Kidde Worry-Free smoke alarms during the singer's VA Mortgage Leader Presents Craig Morgan The Journey Tour. The alarm donations kicked off at Dickson City Fire Department in the Black River Entertainment recording artist's hometown.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

Music Star and Former First Responder Craig Morgan Takes "The Journey" Home to Announce First Recipients of Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarms

Craig Morgan, one of country music's best-loved artists, along with the Tennessee State Division of Fire Prevention, the National Fallen...

Nov 12, 2013, 11:19 ET
As the world's largest manufacturer of residential fire safety products, Kidde's mission is to provide solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. For more than 90 years, Kidde has used advanced technology to develop residential and commercial smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and other life safety products.  Kidde: Technology that Saves Lives.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

Survey Finds Massachusetts Residents in Need of CO Alarm Replacement

 Eight years after the fatal carbon monoxide poisoning of 7-year-old Nicole Garofalo of Plymouth and the subsequent introduction of "Nicole's...

Nov 06, 2013, 16:11 ET
As the world's largest manufacturer of residential fire safety products, Kidde's mission is to provide solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. For more than 90 years, Kidde has used advanced technology to develop residential and commercial smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and other life safety products.  Kidde: Technology that Saves Lives.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

Country Music Star Craig Morgan Joins Kidde and Fire Service Leaders to Promote Steps to Safety

Craig Morgan, country music star and former emergency medical technician, today introduced a national awareness campaign in partnership with...

Oct 30, 2013, 09:50 ET
Kidde's Worry-Free smoke alarms use one battery for the life of the alarm to provide 24/7 fire safety protection, eliminating the hassles of low battery chirps and battery replacement.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

Kidde Helps Make Fire Safety Worry-Free as Americans "Fall Back"

The seasonal time change on Nov. 3 serves as a reminder to homeowners to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms....

Jun 28, 2013, 15:51 ET
As the world's largest manufacturer of residential fire safety products, Kidde's mission is to provide solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. For more than 90 years, Kidde has used advanced technology to develop residential and commercial smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and other life safety products.  Kidde: Technology that Saves Lives.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

As Maryland Fire Fatalities Rise, Safety Leaders Urge Families to Replace Older Smoke Alarms and Increase Their Homes' Fire Protection

 To address the increase in Maryland residential fire fatalities as compared to the same time last year, a new state law aimed at reducing...

Jun 20, 2013, 14:01 ET

Two Named as Best Teachers in Washington in Annual Teacher of the Year Contest

Hundreds of essays and "extra credit" assignments were submitted and reviewed as part of Ivar's and Kidd Valley restaurants' 10th annual Teacher of...

Jun 06, 2013, 16:57 ET
Fire safety heads to Nashville to urge music fans and Americans to pledge to Be a Hero, Save a Hero, and unveil new tribute song, "Proud."  For each pledge taken or song downloaded from alarmpledge.com, Kidde Fire Safety will donate $1 to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Help the Good Guys, nonprofits that help support fallen and injured firefighters.  Up to $20,000 will be donated.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

Kidde Joins Local Fire Officials at the CMA Music Festival to Encourage Families to be 'Safety Super Heroes'

 Kidde Fire Safety will empower the nearly one million attendees at this year's CMA Music Festival to be safety super heroes. From June 6-9,...

May 09, 2013, 22:49 ET

Perdue Kidd & Vickery Wins First Humira Trial - Abbott Laboratories To Pay $2.24 Million

Today, a Cook County jury entered a verdict finding Abbott Laboratories negligent and ordering it to pay $2,244,063.20 to Plaintiff Milton...

Apr 10, 2013, 16:45 ET
Kidde Worry-Free CO alarms are the first CO alarms proven to last 10 years.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

Kidde Worry-Free Line Expands to Detect the 'Silent Killer'

Kidde, the world's largest manufacturer of fire safety products, has expanded its Worry-Free product line to include the first and only UL-listed...

Jan 24, 2013, 08:02 ET

Kidd & Company, LLC Joins Forces With Centerfield Capital Partners To Acquire Imaginetics, Inc.

 Kidd & Company, LLC ("KCO"), a private investment firm focused on the middle market, in collaboration with Centerfield Capital Partners,...

Nov 20, 2012, 10:35 ET
Rest Easy with Kidde's New Worry-Free Smoke Alarms.  No More Low-Battery Chirps.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

Survey Finds Annoying Chirp Distracts from Safety; Families at Risk

 A smoke alarm's low battery chirp is the number one home fire safety complaint among American homeowners who participated in a recent survey...

Nov 01, 2012, 15:57 ET
Kidde makes donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Help the Good Guys, two organizations dedicated to helping the families of injured and fallen firefighters.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

Survey Reveals Millions of American Homeowners Are Unaware of Fire Safety Basics

 With results from a recent survey indicating that a staggering number of Americans don't know the basics of home fire safety, Kidde, the...

Aug 03, 2012, 15:47 ET

Court Grants Jury Trial For Failure To Warn Suit Against Drug Company

 Today, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals found that a jury trial must decide whether Eli Lilly and Company's ["Lilly"] prescription...

Jun 29, 2012, 13:18 ET
Kidde's Nighthawk CO Alarm is an easy-to-install plug-in unit with battery backup and digital display.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

Awareness of Carbon Monoxide Threats Up; Mandatory Alarm Installation Remains Slow at First Anniversary of Law

 While more than half of Californians are aware of a law requiring residential carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, many residents remain unprotected,...

Jun 01, 2012, 18:10 ET
Infographic shows Kidde survey results: Unawareness about Smoke Alarm Replacement Puts Millions of Families at Risk.  (PRNewsFoto/Kidde)

One in Four U.S. Homes Needs Updated Safety Equipment; Families at Risk Due to Aging Smoke Alarms

 More than a quarter of U.S. homes built prior to 2002 - approximately 17 million - may require updated fire safety equipment,...