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Change the Time, Change Your Batteries

Illustration of a smoke alarm warning of a fireGeneric SPDid you know that you are twice as likely to survive a fire in a home with working smoke detectors?

3 out of 5 fatal fire injuries take place in homes without working smoke alarms. And 71 percent of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. Those are scary statistics. Seriously. Energizer wants to remind everyone about the importance of changing your batteries when you change your clocks this year.

Energizer®, in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), strives to keep families safe through the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program (CYCCYB).  The goal of the program is to remind people of the simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting the clocks back for daylight saving time.

Old alarm clock on wooden table on blue backgroundHouseholds with non-working smoke alarms now outnumber those with no smoke alarms and this is mostly due to dead batteries. 

This Sunday, November 2nd (my birthday) on Daylight Savings Time, when you are already changing your clocks in your home — be sure to change and test the batteries in all your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

You can also come up with a fire safety plan for your home. Go over it with your family so that everyone know where the exits are located.

Energizer Prize Pack


The prize pack includes the following:

  • Smoke Detector
  • 2 pack 9V Energizer® batteries
  • 12-inch Energizer® Bunny
  • Energizer® foam bunny ears
  • Coloring Book
  • Journal
  • Pen

To enter, please comment below with your best safety tip and use the Rafflecopter to record your entries.

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Winners will be drawn November 3, 2014 and notified by email. Winner must respond within 24 hours or the prize will be forfeited and alternate winner will be chosen.energizer

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  1. Thanks for the important reminder! I will make sure my hubby changes the batteries in all our smoke detectors.

  2. shirley

    We have fire drills and talk about meeting place in case of fire.

  3. This is a great giveaway! A great reminder to change the batteries in your smoke alarms when the time change comes. Thanks for sharing.

  4. James Robert

    My best tip is to find the best time for you, (I like New Years Day) and chance all those batteries for smoke detectors. We have also gone over with the kids things to do for fires and places to go.

  5. Catherine S

    Thanks for the reminder and the great giveaway. My home insurance company send us batteries every year with our policy renewal. It helps me remember to change all the batteries.

  6. Great reminder! I never check the detectors!

  7. Tracey

    This is such a great reminder! I always use Energizer too, since the batteries last so long.

  8. it really is such an inexpensive and easy way to protect your family. It doesn’t make sense that so mnay households don’t have smoke detectors

  9. We change our batteries twice a year, whether the device says we need it or not. We also have a battery operated carbon monoxide detector. I make sure that all our major appliances are off and we don’t light candles in our house without being right by them.

  10. Pam

    We always test our smoke alarms every six months. I had relatives die in a house fire before, so it’s a danger our whole family takes very seriously.

  11. Rosemarie

    One of my best safety tip would have to the placement of a small low wattage stick up
    light above every door of the house, or now that I have curious small grandchildren spending time with me, I’ve started putting a table cloth over my stove/ oven, and I use a yard stick stataglicly placed through the kitchen drawers and lower cabinet handles to detour small hands. I apologize for having more than one.

  12. This is one of the few things I remember anymore. I guess it’s been drilled into me enough that it stuck!

  13. My biggest home safety tip is educating children about basic fire safety EARLY. Not only will they be more aware in case of a fire, they’ll also bug you to make sure your smoke detectors are in working order 🙂

  14. Changing batteries when the time changes is such an easy way to remember it. It’s such a simple thing that could save your life.

  15. This is such an important reminder. I need to check ours!

  16. All our of alarms need new batteries! Thanks for the reminder for sure…and the giveaway1 😀

  17. I bought a new pack of smoke alarms to put around the house this Sunday, instead of just changing the batteries on the older models. I read a book a year or so ago where the family perished from smoke inhalation. They would have escaped if the alarm had sounded, but they’d postponed changing batteries. A subtle hint to the reader and worth publishing, for sure. What a great giveaway! Have a wonderful birthday.

  18. We always change the batteries in our smoke detectors AND our carbon monoxide detectors. We have both in our house.

  19. This is such a great way to remember to change my batteries. I love using Energizer batteries.

  20. Brett

    Oh! I have to remember to do this! Was just talking about it too last week.

  21. Cynthia R

    Get a home fire extinguisher and leave somewhere handy in or close to the kitchen. A fire fighter who has seen way too much suggests this to everyone.

  22. When we rented out our last place (before this one) they didn’t even have a smoke alarm at all. We were like umm no and made them install not only a smoke alarm but the dual kind.

  23. Just reminded me to check all out detectors. We need to get a few more.

  24. I need to test my detectors right now too! Such great safety tips for the family!

  25. Ann Bacciaglia

    I can not believe it is that time of the year already to put the clocks back an hour. We always change the batteries in the smoke detectors twice a year when the clocks change.

  26. sara haaf

    We do practice fire drills and keep all exits clear and easy to access.

  27. Pauline Cabrera

    Agreed! Safety and precaution should be a habit cause it can save your life. So aside from your fire extinguisher, have a smoke detector nearby.

  28. We make sure to change our batteries in our detectors. It’s so easy yet so important!

  29. soha molina

    My best tip is to clean out your dryer pipes/lint trap regularly.

  30. soha molina

    My tip is to service your air/heat unit.

  31. I unplug all unused electronics and appliances every time. And I ONLY burn a candle when I am in close proximity. I’d never leave something going when I’m not around!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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