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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Always use portable generators outside, far from the home. Never operate a generator inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or shed, or near a window or exterior vent.
- View the Portable Generator Hazards Safety Alert
- View the Portable Generator Hazards Safety Alert in Spanish
Use portable generators outside only and far from your home. Never operate them indoors or in the garage.
You don't run your car indoors; don't run your generator inside either.
Protect yourself from carbon monoxide when using portable generators. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas and can kill you.
Using a generator indoors can kill you in minutes. Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide. This is a poison you cannot see or smell. Only use a generator outside, far away from windows, doors and vents.
Four deadly hazards to avoid after a storm.
Deadly dangers exist after a hurricane strikes. Safety tips on portable generators, candles, gasoline, charcoal and appliances.
- Download the Surviving the Aftermath of a Hurricane Safety Guide
- Download the Surviving the Aftermath of a Hurricane Safety Guide in Spanish
Inspect, detect and protect against odorless, colorless carbon monoxide poisoning.