More Stringent Requirements for Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Effect in New York State

On July 30, 2002, legislation requiring the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in all new residential construction in New York was signed into law. The law required new construction to contain at least one carbon monoxide detector. But spurred by the tragic death of Amanda Hansen, a 16-year-old West Seneca, NY girl who died January 20, 2009, from carbon monoxide poisoning from a defective boiler while sleeping at a friends house, Amanda’s Law went into effect on February 22, 2010. It requires essentially all residences, both new and existing, to have a carbon monoxide alarm installed, and new construction to … Read the rest