A HUDDERSFIELD mum is backing another campaign over dangers in the home.
Stacey Rodgers has thrown her weight behind the new safety alert over carbon monoxide, fronted by TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp.
Stacey, of Deighton, has campaigned tirelessly for greater awareness over carbon monoxide since her young son Dominic died aged just 10.
The Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed campaign said 35m people are still at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning.
A survey conducted by the campaign discovered that 42% of those who do not have a carbon monoxide alarm said this was because they have a smoke alarm, indicating confusion between the two.
TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp, who is spearheading the campaign, said: “The message that carbon monoxide is dangerous seems to be getting through, but it is horrifying to think that there still are millions of people who are not protecting themselves or think they are protected when they’re not.
“Carbon monoxide can kill you without any warning. Please make sure you have an audible carbon monoxide alarm.”
Carbon monoxide alarms have this week become a legal requirement in all new homes in Northern Ireland.
The new law follows the deaths of teenagers Neil McFerran and Aaron Davidson after a gas leak in a holiday apartment in Castlerock, Co Londonderry, in August 2010.
Stacey said: “I wish every day that I could turn back the clock.
“If I had known about carbon monoxide and had an alarm, Dominic would still be with me.
“Installing an audible alarm is easy and quick to do, so don’t put it off, it is not a risk worth taking.”