Gas Appliance Spares is urging customers to be fully prepared for their upcoming summer holidays by investing in safety measures such as carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

With the holiday season just around the corner, it may not seem an obvious time to be concerned about carbon monoxide issues, but it's vital you have planned ahead to ensure the safety of you and your family.

Almost 27 million people in the UK do not possess a CO alarm in their home. Over 4,000 people suffer from carbon monoxide related injuries, with 50 tragic deaths occurring annually. Most homeowners own at least one smoke alarm, yet CO alarms go largely unrecognised.

This is also the case for holidaymakers. According to the Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed Campaign, nine in 10 adults in the UK admit they have never checked for a CO alarm in their hotel room. Failure to do so means you are at risk of CO poisoning, which is a silent killer.

Gas Appliance Spares supplies both battery and digital CO alarms, which be purchased in-store at the company's base in Preston, or online via

The CO detectors are portable so they can easily be popped into a suitcase on holiday at no inconvenience.

Ross Graham, Gas Appliance Spares Manager, said: "Carbon monoxide poisoning is a subject that is rarely discussed and is something everyone needs to be more aware of. By taking one simple step and obtaining a CO alarm, you can take the necessary precautions for you and your family to remain safe on holiday."