Amanda’s Law was named in honor of Buffalo resident Amanda Hansen, a teenage girl who lost her life to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from a defective boiler when sleeping over at a friend’s house in January 2009.

Beginning February 22, 2010, a new law went into effect in New York to help protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Amanda's Law
  • CO alarms must be installed in all new and existing one and two-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings and rentals having a fuel-burning appliance, system or attached garage.
  • The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends CO alarms be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.
  • CO alarms must be listed to comply with UL (Underwriters Laboratories ) 2034 or CSA (Canadian Standards Association) 6.19 and installed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. 

Notice: This information is a summary interpretation of NY Law 2009, Ch. 367 and was prepared as general reference material only. This summary is not authoritative. For your specific compliance requirements, please refer to the actual language of NY Law 2009, Ch. 367 or consult legal counsel.