Thursday, November 8, 2012

Energizer Batteries & Daylight Savings Time Giveaway


As you know, Daylight Savings Time ended on November 4th.  We were all able to gain an extra hour of sleep that night.  My sleep was made easier that night because I knew I had changed the batteries in my smoke alarms.  I knew my family would be warned in case of emergency, and I slept so much better!

The beginning and ending of Daylight Savings Time offers us the ideal reminder to change those batteries.  This year marked  the 25th anniversary of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®program.  Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) worked with local fire departments nationwide to raise awareness on the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in helping to keep families safe in their homes.  Did you know that thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms and 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.  WOW!  

We take precautions in all the other areas of our lives, why would we forget something as simple as making sure our smoke/fire/carbon monoxide detectors had working batteries?  The wonderful people at Energizer gave me this awesome Family Safety Kit complete with a reusable grocery tote containing:
·         One 2-pack of Energizer® MAX® Batteries (9v) with Power Seal Technology – Dependable, powerful performance for the devices that help keep your family safe; now hold their charge when stored for up to 5 years
·         One Energizer® Flameless Wax Candle – Enjoy the realistic flicker of a scented wax candle without the worry of open flame or hassle of soot and dripping wax
·         One Energizer® Weatheready® Safety Light – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries; includes safety whistle and imprinted preparedness checklist
·         One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm

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Disclosure:  I received the Safety Kit in as a thank you for writing this post.  No monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.

12 comments:

Tabitha said...

I dust them twice a year so that's when I change them.
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carol said...

I change them when I set my clocks back and forward!

Sandy said...

I change them October 1st and April 1st

Jennifer Woosley said...

I"m so bad..I do not remind myself usually the smoke alarm beeps when the batteries are low.

EliB123 said...

I put it on the calender to remind me. (Elis B.)

lolamichele said...

we do ours in december and june, which is also when I take my jewellery in to be cleaned. :)


Crissy Durst said...

I try to remember when we change the clocks, but sometimes it is when they beep

katychick said...

my hubby does it with the time change also
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Lisa Brown said...

Our units beep when batteries are low, that reminds us to then change them.

busyVAmom said...

Put it on the calendar.

Carrie Phelps said...

Because mine are hard wired I never think to change the back-up battery but I now will!

Carrie Phelps said...

Because mine are hard wired I never think to change the back-up battery but I now will!