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Generator Safety Alert
Release Date: March 06, 2018

NEVER use a generator inside a home or garage, EVEN IF doors and windows are open.

Portable Generators Pose a Serious Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES

NEVER use inside a home or garage, EVEN IF doors and windows are open.

Only use OUTSIDE and far away from windows, doors, and vents.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


http://www.njpies.org/PDFs/News-and-Events/Press-Releases/2018/Storm-and-CO_March2018.pdf

State Residents Suffer CO Poisoning after Weekend’s Dangerous Nor'easter

Do NOT Bring Gas Generators Indoors

New Jersey Poison Control advised that several New Jersey residents found themselves hospitalized this weekend for carbon monoxide exposure. The culprit: their gas generator. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious and deadly threat during severe weather.

Another nor'easter is headed our way and New Jersey Poison Control has provided us with excellent safety tips and contact info.

Do NOT under any circumstances bring gas generators indoors or leave them near open windows, doors, garages, etc. The New Jersey Poison Control experts urge the public to heed this warning for the next storm heading our way midweek.

Don’t be the next statistic, carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that gives no warning – you cannot see it, smell it or taste it. To make matters worse, symptoms of CO poisoning can easily be confused with symptoms of viral illnesses like the common cold or seasonal flu. If you suspect CO poisoning, handle it as a medical emergency.

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