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First Alert

Barska and First Alert Overview

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First Alert was first mentioned on PissedConsumer on Aug 16, 2016 and since then this brand received 117 reviews. It is 98 reviews more than Barska received since Dec 28, 2012.

Barska and First Alert Consumer Ratings

34 out of 236 in Sport Equipment and Accessories category
75 out of 294 in Security and Protection Services category
Customer service
35 in category
33 in category
41 in category
41 in category
Exchange, Refund and Cancellation Policy
31 in category
27 in category

Barska and First Alert Rating Details

Customer service
1.1 (10 reviews)
1.6 (25 reviews)
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customer service guy mark is an idiot. i work as a Q&A customer service representative for a company and we have good responses, but this mark person has no idea what he is doing! all he is doing just pushing me, referring to go somewhere else to complete my inquiry and fill out some forms. In the...


...Frustrating! I was going to call customer service, but after reading countless horror stories on Amazon and Target. com, I won't even bother..

1.5 (10 reviews)
2 (15 reviews)
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their products is as fake as their "product reviews" on their website, which is all fake too. probably posted by workers, how can a product be only 5stars reviews? where are the negative reviews?? even their google image of the building is fake and on the website...


10yr battery life and smoke detector keeps going off. No smoke. Defective. Bought at Lowe's over 6 months ago. Bought 3! They are useless! Of course I didn't keep the receipt so...I guess I lose out on any type of refund.

Brenda B
Exchange, Refund and Cancellation Policy
1.1 (7 reviews)
1.4 (26 reviews)
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Order scope 9x42 for ar 15 optic were bad sent it right back still waiting for refund 30 days so far had to contact credit card co an file bad company stay away..


Purchased 4 First Alert Model P1210 Smoke Alarms and installed them......of the 4 installed, 3 have malfunctioned numerous times and always at night.....it is 4:00 AM and one just went off and woke up the whole house.. The only one that has never gone off is the one I would have thought would be...


Barska and First Alert Pros and Cons

  • Crap
  • Hella cheap
  • Cheap
  • Idea that the sealed lithium battery would last 10 years
  • Brand and 10 year battery
  • Supposed 10 year battery life
  • Your lack of customer support
  • Service
  • Sells in usa
  • That it did not meet product life expectations or guarantee
  • P1210 smoke detector
  • Lousy and disappointing product this time

Barska and First Alert Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews

Never looked thru a barska rifle scope but I prolly never will hear nothing good bout them scare me


THE assitant that helped me was very polite and helped me with my problem. She is sending me a new unit. Would...

Barska and First Alert Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews

Order scope 9x42 for ar 15 optic were bad sent it right back still waiting for refund 30 days so far had to...


Purchased / installed 3 pack in Jan 2018. It’s now the end of June 2018 . 2 of 3 have gone off for no reason .

Barska and First Alert Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews

Up and down crosshair bent or warped

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Lasted 1 year and 10 months, not 10 YEARS. These are junk, you can't even replace the battery. Waste of time and money...

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Barska and First Alert Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • Barska Gun Scope (4 reviews)
  • Barska Safe (2 reviews)
  • Barska Ax11652 Safe (2 reviews)
  • First Alert P1210 Smoke Detector (94 reviews)
  • First Alert Sc9120b Smoke Detector (2 reviews)
  • First Alert Safe (2 reviews)