In-home smoke & CO study



Knock, Knock! Open your door to participate in a nationwide survey to promote fire safety.


EurekaFacts, along with its local partners, is conducting a nationwide survey about household fire and carbon monoxide (CO) safety. This study is sponsored by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC protects all of us against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths related to the products we buy and use. The legacy and purpose of these organizations continues with your involvement in this nationwide survey.

The purpose of this survey is to inform and CPSC about the use of smoke detectors and CO detectors in homes in the United States. The information collected from this survey will improve household safety across the U.S. Your input will assist with developing standards and guidelines that will help protect property and human life.

When you take part in this research, you speak for thousands of people like you, and you help to make homes safer.

Field survey teams will knock on doors in randomly selected areas to ask for voluntary participation in this survey. If you qualify and complete the in-home interview, you will receive a gift card from a major credit card company.

Survey participants must be at least 18-years-old and the head of the household. For this study, head-of-household means that you are knowledgeable about your home and are able to make decisions about it. All responses will be kept confidential.

This study has been approved by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB Control Number is 3041-0180. Tap here to view the OMB approval.

To answer your questions and concerns, learn more about this study on the Participant FAQ page here. If you heard about our need for interviewing teams and are interested in assisting our efforts, please tap the Volunteer FAQ page.

You can also call the CPSC Hotline to confirm the legitimacy of the study and for further information: (800) 638-2772

The study is currently running in the following metropolitan areas:

• St. Louis, MO from April to August 2022.

• Columbus, OH from May to August 2022.

• New Orleans, LA from August to September 2022.

• Atlanta, GA from August to September 2022.

• Boston, MA from August to September 2022.

• Cleveland, OH from August to September 2022.

See list below for full name of the metropolitan location. All other dates to be determined. Check back for updates.

Metropolitan Areas

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

New Bern, NC

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Athens-Clarke County, GA

Auburn-Opelika, AL

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (Completed)

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (Completed)

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (Completed)

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (Completed)

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (Completed)

Salt Lake City, UT (Completed)

Farmington, NM

Pocatello, ID

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

 St. Louis, MO-IL

Terre Haute, IN (Coming soon!)

Columbia, MO (Coming soon!)

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

Columbus, OH (Coming soon!)

Pittsburgh, PA (Coming soon!)

Syracuse, NY

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

Providence-Warwick, RI-M (Completed)