Updated hotel safety rules remove need for CO alarms in each room

06/24/2014 | USA Today

Revised building and fire codes to be released by the International Code Council this summer have eliminated a requirement to have a carbon monoxide detector in every hotel room. The ICC committee that recommended the change determined that CO alarms would be more suitably placed in spaces with a "minimal risk" of leaks. Tom Daly, a consultant for AH&LA, estimates that requiring a CO alarm in every hotel room could cost the lodging industry $250 million.

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