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Updated Smoke Alarm Regulations

Monday, February 4, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jennifer Mejia
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Updated Smoke Alarm Regulations
Please be advised that as of January 1, 2019, the state of New Jersey requires that battery powered single station smoke alarms be replaced with a ten year sealed battery powered smoke alarm. 
 
While the State of NJ acknowledges that there will be an additional cost for these units, they determined that the increase was warranted to account for safety.  These new units are not required to replace AC-powered smoke alarms or multi station alarms. 
 
NJ Realtors submitted comments in opposition to the rule proposal on November 21, 2017. However, the State of NJ adopted these rules without notice to the association.
 
CLICK HERE to view the message on the NJ REALTOR for your convenience.

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