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Smoke alarm everything

Many appliances have clocks, why not smoke alarms?
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Smoke alarms have fallen to the $15-$25** range and would probably be cheaper purchased in bulk, sans packaging*.

Why not offer lines of appliances with smoke alarms built-in like the ubiquitous digital clock? Loss-of-power scenarios could be accommodated with batteries (rechargeable or otherwise), or supplemented with traditional, battery-operated smoke alarms.

{*In fact, they'll probably never retail for less than about $12 even if they could because most people simply wouldn't buy/trust a $2 smoke alarm.)
(**All costs made-up in U.S. dollars}

phoenix, Jun 07 2003

$5.93 Smoke Alarm http://www.homedepo...smoke%20alarm&DRC=4
But would [phoenix] trust it? [Cedar Park, Oct 04 2004]

$5.93 Smoke Alarm http://www.homedepo...moke%20alarm&drc=4/
But would [phoenix] trust it? [Cedar Park, Oct 21 2004]

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       how did this neat little idea pass me by? they could be incorporated into pictures and ornaments and what passes for a half a dozen paperbacks on the bookcase.   

       I think the battery problem would be overcome by having separate battery compartments. the alarm battery needs to be more powerful that the clock one anyway.
po, Jun 09 2003
  

       I'm getting ear plugs, especially for when making toast!
silverstormer, Jun 09 2003
  

       Smoke alarm barbecue, smoke alarm toaster, smoke alarm ash tray...maybe not.
DrCurry, Jun 09 2003
  

       (neighbor sighs and grabs earplugs) "Sounds like [silverstormer]'s cooking again."
Worldgineer, Jun 09 2003
  

       [silverstormer] grabs neighbours wife, "Don't worry, he has his ear plugs in again"...
silverstormer, Jun 09 2003
  

       That's alot of Americium going around.
sartep, Jun 09 2003
  

       The voices in my head are saying "beepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeep"- what's happening to me?
git, Jun 10 2003
  
      
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