Energizer provided a fire safety kit to promote the “Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®” event; however, all opinions are my own.
Every year I dread the arrival of Daylight Savings Time. I don’t mind “falling back,” but I do mind that it means that days are shorter and darkness arrives at 4:30pm. But it’s also the time when we’re reminded to take our family’s safety into our own hands and this year, Energizer has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs as well as fire departments nationwide (including my husband’s), to remind us all to “Change Your Clock Change Your Battery.” It’s a simple reminder that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector’s batteries should be changed. It’s the 26th year of the program and I can’t imagine how many lives it must have saved over the years.
But what’s frightening is how many people have detectors and alarms with dead or missing batteries in them right now. It’s reported that 38% of fatal fires happen in homes that either do not have a detector or one that doesn’t work properly because of missing or dead batteries. I know that this is true – my husband tells me he sees this on the job all the time. How sad is it that a few dollars mean the difference between life and death.
Please, take a few minutes and buy replacement batteries and then change them. If you remove the batteries because your alarm goes off too often, change the alarm. Replace older styles that are prone to false alarms with newer models – they are generally under $20. The cost of a few lattes or a video game. There are really no excuses.
Family Fire Safety
Energizer wants to encourage you and your family to make the change and they’re doing it by offering a Facebook Sweepstakes where you have a chance to win a Family Safety Kit (retail value $167). Enter from now until 11/3 for your chance to win.
Plus you can win an Energizer Family Safety Kit (retail value $60) here!
- One 16-pack Energizer® MAX® AA Batteries years
- One 1-pack of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries
- One Energizer® Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlight – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries
- One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm
Enter to win a Family Fire Safety Kit