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Unbranded White smoke alarm review

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Don't Buy this smoke alarm – it failed to detect smoke in all eight of our fire tests

When set the task of detecting smoke from fires fuelled by wood, plastics, cotton and solvents, this unbranded and unreliable product failed to sound in all of our fire tests.

It’s one of the most unresponsive and potentially dangerous alarms we’ve seen and in our tests, we found it unable to reliably detect smoke and that’s why we’ve made it a Don’t Buy.

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Key features
  • Smoke alarm (battery powered)
  • Optical smoke alarm
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This dangerous smoke alarm failed all eight of our smoke detection tests and that’s why we’re warning you about it and why we’ve made it a Don’t Buy. It’s not from a recognisable brand - we bought it from eBay but it’s also available on other online marketplaces. It’s made in China and you’ll see the model number JTY-GD-SA1201W and an image of a burning house on the box. On test, it’s among the most worrying products we’ve ever tested – it simply can’t detect smoke. So, your best course of action is to avoid this unsafe smoke alarm.

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We have tested 28 smoke alarms and found that there are 7 Don't Buys and 4 Best Buys.
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  2. 42%
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  3. 93%
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