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.