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CO Shield® Press Release

July 29, 2022

July 29, 2022

CO Shield®: Champion Power Equipment’s Technology Monitors the Accumulation of Harmful Carbon Monoxide

Champion Power Equipment is taking a large step in generator safety by equipping and transitioning all models manufactured after January 1, 2023 in its portable generator lineup with CO Shield, an advanced carbon monoxide (CO) detection system.

CO Shield monitors the accumulation of carbon monoxide and shuts down the generator when unsafe levels are detected. CO is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and poisonous.

The dangers of carbon monoxide are real. It’s impossible to determine the presence of the harmful gas by sight or smell. CO Shield is not a substitute for safe practices or an indoor carbon monoxide alarm.

Generators must ALWAYS be used outdoors, far away from occupied buildings with engine exhaust pointed away from people and buildings. Engine exhaust fumes must never be allowed to enter a confined area through windows, doors, vents or other openings.

When unsafe elevated levels of CO gas are detected, the CO Shield LED alert will pulse red to indicate dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and the generator will shut down.

As a charter member of the PGMA (Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association), Champion helped develop the ANSI/PGMA G300-2018 portable generator safety standard, including this important update addressing carbon monoxide safety.

Since portable generator safety is the top priority for Champion, they urge their customers to remember that no generator feature can ever replace safe operating procedures. CO Shield is now available on current and newly released generator models.

According to Champion, CO Shield was designed for reliability and longevity. The UL-listed sensor tests itself automatically and lasts a minimum of a decade.
CO Shield Technology is one of many examples of how Champion Power Equipment is working tirelessly to provide advanced, innovative features to ensure its customers have safe, reliable power whenever they need it.

Champion’s CO Shield is not a substitute for safe practices or an indoor carbon monoxide alarm.

Visit www.takeyourgeneratoroutside.com to learn more about generator safety and the hazards of carbon monoxide, and look for CO Shield on Champion generator models.