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    Generators & Engine-Driven Tools



    <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=760><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>Generator Danger Warning
    • CO from a generator is deadly and can kill you in minutes. One generator produces as much CO as hundreds of cars. It can incapacitate and kill consumers within minutes.
    • NEVER use portable generators indoors or in garages, basements, or sheds. They should always be used outside well away from windows, doors, vents, or any other opening.
    • Always have a working CO alarm in your house.
    • Also, never burn charcoal grills indoors, even with ventilation. Charcoal also quickly produces deadly CO.
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    New Generator On-Product Label

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    </TH></TR><TR><TD rowSpan=3 width="4%"></TD><TD width="96%" align=left>New Danger Label Required on All Portable Generators
    Radio Public Service Announcement
    Carbon Monoxide Warning Door Hanger (2-sided) [ PDF ]
    Carbon Monoxide Warning Door Hanger (1-sided) [ PDF ]
    Generator Safety Poster [ PDF ]


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    Re: Generator Danger Warning: Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES

    That's a good reminder that I will pass along since I know someone who has a generator set up in a shed for the first time this year. Even entering a detached garage or shed to refuel a generator is dangerous.

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/4771906.html
    2 Port Angeles teens die of carbon monoxide poisoning
    By Brian Gawley, Peninsula Daily News Published: Nov 28, 2006 at 10:16 PM PDT

    PORT ANGELES — Two 16-year-old boys were found dead Tuesday in a rural garage east of Port Angeles where they had gone to refuel an electricity generator, deputies said.....
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