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Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning deaths, caused by portable generators reportedly being used inside homes and/or garages, have been reported in Florida in recent days. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, there are widespread power outages. CPSC is warning consumers to take three critical precautions to prevent loss of life from poisonous carbon monoxide when using a portable generator:

1. NEVER use a portable generator inside your home. One portable generator can emit the (…)

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Hurricane Irma has and will continue to cause high wind gusts and heavy rain from storms like Irma can result in electrical outages, flooding and other dangers. As Americans transition from survival mode to recovery efforts after the storm, please remember to heed these critical safety tips:

CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) POISONING

The exhaust from portable generators contains poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) – a deadly, odorless and colorless gas.
NEVER use a portable generator (…)

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