“I’m just a normal guy.” -A man who got hit by a truck while using a new, non-Smoke Detection Smoke Detection (SDS) device
Posted On November 2, 2021
“I got hit in the head with a truck!” he told Vice News in the video.
“And then I had to be taken to the hospital.
I got to see a doctor who was a little scared.
She said, ‘That guy is crazy.
What is wrong with him?’
I was like, ‘He just hit me in the back.’
I’m a normal dude.”
In his defense, the man said he did not know he had a SDS device until it was placed next to him.
He also said the SDS was not installed by the company he bought from.
He said he had never seen the device.
The video was released by the manufacturer, Smokestack Security, and was shot on December 10, 2018.
The company told Vice it had been testing a device for three months.
“This is the first video of its kind, but we’ve been in this business for over 20 years and we’ve never seen anything like this,” Smokastack Security founder David Rieff said in a statement.
“It’s truly shocking to see this happen, and it’s really a testament to our customer support and our commitment to customer care.”
Smoke detectors can be used to detect dangerous chemicals and other toxins, like asbestos, that are invisible to the naked eye, but they have been blamed for causing serious injuries and deaths.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a report saying smoke detectors are a cause of about 1,600 deaths each year, with many of those fatalities linked to drivers using them incorrectly.
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The CPSC issued a public warning in 2017 that it would investigate companies who did not follow the rules.
That prompted a $5 million settlement in January 2018 with the manufacturers of the popular SDS, SmogSafe, for deceptive marketing.