Eveready Smoke detector. Pack of 2 - £1 @ B&M
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Eveready Smoke detector. Pack of 2 - £1 @ B&M

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Found 7th Jul 2017
Pack of 2 Eveready Smoke detectors each including a 9 volt battery.
Has to be a bargain, surely even the 2 batteries are worth the £1.00!

Bought 1 pack in Cheltenham store this morning, plenty left on the hooks.
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Lol beginning to wish I hadn't posted this deal now, so many negative comments!
All I can say is before saying they are unsafe please have a look for yourself and then don't buy if not happy.

IMHO it's not very fair to be so negative about something if you have not actually seen it. After all just because something is cheap does not always mean it is not good nor does paying a high price guarantee quality.
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Would you trust your life with a £1 smoke detector. Wouldn't compromise on something this important. This companies products are never ready.
johnmcdon

Would you trust your life with a £1 smoke detector. Wouldn't compromise … Would you trust your life with a £1 smoke detector. Wouldn't compromise on something this important. This companies products are never ready.


Looks perfectly good to me, Made in China as are many other smoke alarms and IMHO better than not having one at all.
Even if you think the item is no good (difficult if you haven't seen one) you could buy the pack for £1 and if the item is not to your liking throw it in the bin and keep the 2 9 volt batteries at 50 pence each!
Picture of the pack opened
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/maxygsd/P1020073%20Medium.jpg
I'd ask advice from the fire service, some will be entitled to free ones with 10 year batteries (dependent on budgets due to austerity) but even if you're not I'd buy a reputable brand like Fire Angel or whatever they recommend. B&M's sells some really rubbish electrical goods branded as EverReady and I wouldn't trust mine or my family's life with their stuff.
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 7th Jul 2017
easy to test with a cigarette or a smoking piece of paper
Edited by: "cullies" 7th Jul 2017
gazdoubleu

I'd ask advice from the fire service, some will be entitled to free ones … I'd ask advice from the fire service, some will be entitled to free ones with 10 year batteries (dependent on budgets due to austerity) but even if you're not I'd buy a reputable brand like Fire Angel or whatever they recommend. B&M's sells some really rubbish electrical goods branded as EverReady and I wouldn't trust mine or my family's life with their stuff.


You might like to do a little research on Fire angel alarms, I had 5 installed by the local brigade after a house fire, they all carried a 10 year battery guarantee. All failed in under 3 years; 4 making making an electrical 'arching' sound.
Checking on the web I found lots of people had the same experience with them only lasting a year or so rather than he 10 years quoted. also see this -: dailymail.co.uk/new…tml
These are so cheap; they instantly reminded me of the Only Fools And Horses scene at the auction of "smoke-damaged fire alarms".
terriclarkfan

These are so cheap; they instantly reminded me of the Only Fools And … These are so cheap; they instantly reminded me of the Only Fools And Horses scene at the auction of "smoke-damaged fire alarms".



But they apparently "all went off when the warehouse went up" X)
nilrem28 m ago

You might like to do a little research on Fire angel alarms, I had 5 …You might like to do a little research on Fire angel alarms, I had 5 installed by the local brigade after a house fire, they all carried a 10 year battery guarantee. All failed in under 3 years; 4 making making an electrical 'arching' sound.Checking on the web I found lots of people had the same experience with them only lasting a year or so rather than he 10 years quoted. also see this -: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058922/Firefighters-forced-stop-handing-smoke-alarms-catches-alight-nearly-burns-house.html

I don't need to. The majority of fire services still recommend using them and the problem batch was in 2012. I think the fire service are in a better position to research the quality of their products than you or I can via any internet searches. As I said I'd get their advice, maybe a free device as well and if they don't specifically endorse fire angel, that's fine. I just don't expect them to endorse devices specially imported for B&M stores carrying the EverReady brand which is not the EveryReady company that people used to associate with quality batteries. They are poor quality and I would expect anyone sensible who really had personal experience of any smoke alarms that were arcing would go out of their way to get advice & buy the the safest products in the future, whatever they may be!
We had a couple fitted by our local fire service, they were Kidde branded supposedly lasting 10 years but neither of them did - they both lasted around 2.5 years before they failed - very surprising considering they had around 3 or 4 chunky lithium batteries inside them.
Lol beginning to wish I hadn't posted this deal now, so many negative comments!
All I can say is before saying they are unsafe please have a look for yourself and then don't buy if not happy.

IMHO it's not very fair to be so negative about something if you have not actually seen it. After all just because something is cheap does not always mean it is not good nor does paying a high price guarantee quality.
buy them for £10 elsewhere if it makes you feel safer.

HOT. (but not smoking)
Exactly. Hot!
Edited by: "cullies" 7th Jul 2017
Most of the comments are either humorous or constructive IMO. I think seeking professional advice and free smoke alarms is constructive. Here's a HUKD with interesting comments on Wilko smoke alarms hotukdeals.com/dea…951

Personally I'd just go with recommended reputable brands that specialise in these things. Their businesses would ultimately collapse if they didn't take safety seriously. B&M's, Home Bargains, Wilko, Pound World own brands etc. would probably ride the storm because they don't have their eggs in one basket.
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 7th Jul 2017
Some people seem to think Fire Angel / Kidde are better, others say they fail after only a couple of years.

These are £1. Why not buy a pack of these to use alongside your Fire Angel / Kidde ones. Better to be safe than crispy bacon?
Great deal. Heat added. Same ones on ebay are 10.00
Undoubtedly these will work fine, they're cheap because they're on offer and I imagine BM wouldn't stock or sell substandard Smoke alarms. If you're not happy with them the included 9v batteries make this deal worth it for them alone.
The deal for two Fire Angel pack has gone up a £1 but still good deal at £4.99 + 99p delivery.
Beware there a cream colour not white as you might expect,,, hotukdeals.com/dea…884
Edited by: "morrig" 7th Jul 2017
gazdoubleu

I'd ask advice from the fire service, some will be entitled to free ones … I'd ask advice from the fire service, some will be entitled to free ones with 10 year batteries (dependent on budgets due to austerity)


There is no austerity.
Gordon Brown was borrowing 3% of GDP at the peak of the economic cycle, which was grossly irresopnsible.
Shortly after he announced the end of boom and bust, we had a bust and he was left borrowing about 12% of GDP, which is enough to leave us insolvent like Greece in a very short time.
The Conservatives have made a half hearted attempt at getting the budget back under control, but they are still borrowing about 4.5% of GDP.

This will still leave us in severe financial difficulty in about 20 years, but since the opposition are even worse and the left wing media seem to ignore basic economics, why should they take the criticism for trying to be responsible ?

Raising taxes is an option, but there is enough data around to show that leads to lower economic growth and lower wealth (probably because politicians never spend money efficiently).

As for the fire alarms, well 2 branded products for this price is excellent. From a failure mode perspective, I would prefer 2 different brands though.

Edited by: "jaizan" 7th Jul 2017
morrig

The deal for two Fire Angel pack has gone up a £1 but still good deal at … The deal for two Fire Angel pack has gone up a £1 but still good deal at £4.99 + 99p delivery.Beware there a cream colour not white as you might expect,,, https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/twin-pack-fireangel-smoke-alarms-39999p-delivery-498-brooklyn-trading-2690884#comments


I think the bargain there is the Ionisation + Optical twin pack - brooklyntrading.co.uk/fir…ife

Saves having to reset the smoke alarm every time I grill something.

Heat added for the deal, any smoke alarm is better than none, and I'd bet money that these work if you burn a bit of paper near them.
The Fire Angels supplied to Fire services come from the government, so saying these will be better is questionable (and could well have been bought for 50p each!!).

And yes, there are a lot of faulty ones, but do you really think theyll last 10 years either?? And quite often the smoke alarms lives are shortened because theyve prob been set off lots of times-or they have been tested weekly (as you should).

Im a fireman, and have a couple of smoke angels, but wouldnt hesitate in getting these-just because something is more expensive, doesn't mean they are better.....and you can never have enough of them, just dont put them in the kitchen!!
jaizan1 h, 2 m ago

There is no austerity. Gordon Brown was borrowing 3% of GDP at the peak …There is no austerity. Gordon Brown was borrowing 3% of GDP at the peak of the economic cycle, which was grossly irresopnsible.Shortly after he announced the end of boom and bust, we had a bust and he was left borrowing about 12% of GDP, which is enough to leave us insolvent like Greece in a very short time.The Conservatives have made a half hearted attempt at getting the budget back under control, but they are still borrowing about 4.5% of GDP. This will still leave us in severe financial difficulty in about 20 years, but since the opposition are even worse and the left wing media seem to ignore basic economics, why should they take the criticism for trying to be responsible ? Raising taxes is an option, but there is enough data around to show that leads to lower economic growth and lower wealth (probably because politicians never spend money efficiently).As for the fire alarms, well 2 branded products for this price is excellent. From a failure mode perspective, I would prefer 2 different brands though.

What? No Austerity. google.co.uk/amp…amp

We're not Greece, neither are we Scandinavian but the Nordic Model is working for them.

investopedia.com/art…asp

If you want to politicise this thread tell me how Tory economic policies and Council costings has benefited fire safety in Kensington???
If you contact your local fire service if they alarms they have fitted go faulty for some reason I'm sure they will come out and replace them
nilrem7 h, 19 m ago

You might like to do a little research on Fire angel alarms, I had 5 …You might like to do a little research on Fire angel alarms, I had 5 installed by the local brigade after a house fire, they all carried a 10 year battery guarantee. All failed in under 3 years; 4 making making an electrical 'arching' sound.Checking on the web I found lots of people had the same experience with them only lasting a year or so rather than he 10 years quoted. also see this -: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058922/Firefighters-forced-stop-handing-smoke-alarms-catches-alight-nearly-burns-house.html

Depends on the manufacture date
jaizan4 h, 53 m ago

There is no austerity. Gordon Brown was borrowing 3% of GDP at the peak …There is no austerity. Gordon Brown was borrowing 3% of GDP at the peak of the economic cycle, which was grossly irresopnsible.Shortly after he announced the end of boom and bust, we had a bust and he was left borrowing about 12% of GDP, which is enough to leave us insolvent like Greece in a very short time.The Conservatives have made a half hearted attempt at getting the budget back under control, but they are still borrowing about 4.5% of GDP. This will still leave us in severe financial difficulty in about 20 years, but since the opposition are even worse and the left wing media seem to ignore basic economics, why should they take the criticism for trying to be responsible ? Raising taxes is an option, but there is enough data around to show that leads to lower economic growth and lower wealth (probably because politicians never spend money efficiently).As for the fire alarms, well 2 branded products for this price is excellent. From a failure mode perspective, I would prefer 2 different brands though.

Let's not turn a smoke alarm deal political, previous poster commented "due to austerity" which seems to have wound you up for some reason.
Whatever you want to call it, fire service budgets have been cut, that's a fact. That's all they meant in their comment
Is it correct to vote a fire alarm hot? We have a local B&M or chav shop. Got to be worth a quid.
best prices for long-life/low drain 9v batteries?
The smoke alarms I've got are incredibly sensitive. I mean the second any sort of slight change to the air quality due to anything burning and it goes off immediately. Really confident with them, plus they've improved my cooking!
justonemore17 h, 27 m ago

If you contact your local fire service if they alarms they have fitted go …If you contact your local fire service if they alarms they have fitted go faulty for some reason I'm sure they will come out and replace them

Our instructions are to contact the manufacture direct.
If you're concerned about them failing then do as I do and buy 5 packs and install 5 upstairs and 5 downstairs, they look nice all clustered around the ceiling lamp. £5 and five times more likelihood of them working.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 8th Jul 2017
Fire service will fit their own smoke detectors free of charge
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