ORS 479.297¹
Ionization smoke alarms
  • required equipment
  • exemptions

(1) All ionization smoke alarms sold in this state that are solely battery-operated shall be packaged with a 10-year battery.

(2) All ionization smoke alarms sold in this state shall include a “hush” mechanism that allows a person to temporarily disengage the alarm for a period of not more than 15 minutes.

(3) The provisions of this section do not apply to:

(a) Smoke alarms specifically designed for persons who are hard of hearing;

(b) Smoke alarms sold in this state for shipment out of state; or

(c) Smoke alarms sold for installation in recreational vehicles, commercial vehicles, railroad equipment, aircraft, marine vessels or manufactured dwellings.

(4) The sale of a recreational vehicle, commercial vehicle, railroad equipment, aircraft, marine vessel or new manufactured dwelling containing a smoke alarm does not constitute sale of a smoke alarm. [1997 c.647 §2,3; 1999 c.307 §12; 2007 c.70 §274]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 479—Protection of Buildings From Fire; Electrical Safety Law, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors479.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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