Dutch By Design launches Chick A Dee Smoke Alarm

Dutch by Design (www.dutchbydesign.com), the online shop of funky contemporary interior accessories from the Netherlands has added the fabulous Chick-A-Dee smoke alarm to its range. The Chick-a-Dee Smoke alarm is a quirky smoke alarm in the shape of a bird, with the cute American Black-capped Chickadee perched on its branch. The Chick-a-Dee can easily be fitted to the ceiling. £42.50, available from www.dutchbydesign.com

Online PR News – 18-September-2011 – – Inspired by the shape of the clip-on birds one often seen as decorations on Christmas trees, the designer chose a bird because birds have always been known for their warning calls. In the past, miners used to take canaries in small cages into mines to detect poisonous gases. As soon as the canaries showed even the slightest sign of distress (by no longer singing and chirping) it was a clear signal to evacuate the mine as quickly as possible.

The Chick-a-Dee smoke alarm takes its name and appearance from the American Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapilla). This name is a tribute to its warning call, the phonetic Chickadee sound. At the smallest threat, the bird calls chick-a-dee-dee, and in more serious circumstances, the call becomes a loud dee-dee-dee sound. As soon as smoke is detected a 85 db alarm signal is activated. The alarm signals that the battery is dead by playing by playing the alarm signal. Under normal conditions, a control light flashes once a minute. The Chick-a-Dee can be tested by pressing the test button. The batteries are easy to replace.

Available in white, pink, blue and white/black. The Chick-A-Dee smoke alarm is priced at £42.50 available from www.dutchbydesign.com

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