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on 19 March 2016
Although the alarm sounds when using the test button, it's almost impossible to trigger the alarm with smoke. This morning I had a small kitchen fire during which the alarm didn't activate despite a large amount of smoke. Once the fire was out I tried, unsuccessfully, to activate the alarm by holding smoking paper directly beneath it. Meanwhile, the test button continues to give 100% confidence that the device works properly.
What could be worse? Well, because I discovered this 7 months after ordering, it's no longer eligible for return, either.