As of July 1, 2013, Maryland law requires homeowners to replace existing battery-operated smoke alarms with ones containing a 10-year sealed battery.
A downloadable flyer that briefly explains smoke alarms and their use in Maryland as well as nationally.
As of July 1, 2013, homeowners with battery-powered smoke alarms must update to long-life sealed-in battery smoke alarms. This law applies to homes with alarms more than 10 years old.
A new MD law aimed at reducing home fire deaths requires 10-year sealed-in battery smoke alarms.