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1,500 carbon monoxide detectors to be given away

The Amanda Hansen Foundation and the Buffalo Sabres will stage the nation’s largest giveaway of carbon monoxide detectors to people in need – 1,500 of them – from noon to 4 p.m. next Monday at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo. Those who receive a free CO detector will be asked to fill out a brief survey.

The foundation and the Sabres collected the CO detectors from sponsors and fans during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month in January.

The foundation was established by Ken and Kim Hansen of West Seneca in 2010, a year after their 18-year-old daughter died from carbon monoxide poisoning during an overnight sleepover at a friend’s house. The foundation has donated more than 17,000 CO detectors to those in need.