Energizer’s Change Your Clock Change Your Battery (Giveaway)

December 5, 2012 by Kailani  
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Daylight Savings Time has already come and gone but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a moment to check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to help prevent unfortunate accidents.

Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are once again working 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. 

Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms, while 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.

Courtesy of Energizer

To make sure your family is safe and sound, check out these safety tips from Energizer:

  1. Practice smoke alarm maintenance for a simple, effective way to reduce home fire deaths.
  2. A simple reminder from the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Energizer® Batteries: When you change your clocks, change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This can help save lives.
  3. Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly to make sure they are working.
  4. Have at least one working smoke alarm on each level of your home.
  5. Install one carbon monoxide detector in a central location outside each separate sleeping area.
  6. Plan, discuss and practice an escape route with your family for dangerous situations such as home fires, carbon monoxide leaks and natural disasters.
  7. Do not rely on your sense of smell to alert you that you and/or your family are in danger of being trapped during a fire or from a carbon monoxide leak.
  8. Be sure not to ignore the chirping sound your smoke alarm makes when maintenance is required.
  9. Keep fire-starting materials away from children, including lighters, matches, cigarettes, cigars and pipes.
  10. Use flashlights or flameless candles rather than candles to light your home during power outages.
  11. Space heaters need space. Portable space heaters need a three-foot (one meter) clearance from anything that can burn and should always be turned off when leaving the room or going to sleep.
  12. Never use your oven to heat your home.
  13. Carbon monoxide detectors are NOT substitutes for smoke alarms.

Keep your family, friends and neighbors safe — remind them to follow these simple tips and change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

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25 Responses to “Energizer’s Change Your Clock Change Your Battery (Giveaway)”
  1. 1
    angie says:

    we have a weather radio and are prepared

  2. 2
    debbie jackson says:

    with weather preparedness and not leaving candles burning debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  3. 3
    sandra says:

    turn christmas tree lights off when no one is around

  4. 4
    Sandy VanHoey says:

    We make sure everything is off before we head to bed and have things such as fire extinguisher, generators, etc in case something happens.

  5. 5
    Gloria says:

    Make sure candles are out and unplug lights.

  6. 6
    Krabbman says:

    We keep fresh batteries in the fire alarms, and make sure everything is off (and unplugged where applicable) when unused or when everyone is out or sleeping.

  7. 7
    Jennifer B says:

    keep the tree watered

  8. 8
    Seyma Shabbir says:

    Flashlights, batteries, all in one place!

  9. 9
    Vickie Couturier says:

    I keep a supply of batterys an flashlights,candles an keep our tree watered an we have smoke detectors

  10. 10
    Kathy Stevenson says:

    We always keep a flashlight on hand for when the electricity goes out.

  11. 11
    Kristie says:

    Having a real tree, we make sure to keep it watered and don’t keep it in the house more than a month or so.

  12. 12
    stampedwithgrace says:

    we turn off/unplug all lights before going to bed or leaving the house.

  13. 13
    latanya says:

    we not use candles during the holidays

  14. 14
    D Schmidt says:

    We purchased new surge protectors and always make sure we turn off the tree lights before bed.

  15. 15
    chantal cooper says:

    we have an emergency kit under the kitchen sink

  16. 16
    Vicki Wurgler says:

    turn the lights off on the tree, and change batteries in the smoke alarms

  17. 17
    Jackie says:

    I love to burn holiday candles…but only in the kitchen. I leave it on the stovetop where it is out of reach.
    Thanks!

  18. 18
    Marci says:

    Be alert to everything around me and make sure that cords are unplugged when we are out of town.

  19. 19
    Lizzy says:

    We stay safe by unplugging everything when we are not home and making sure that we have our house alarm on.

  20. 20
    felecia says:

    Turn off Christmas tree lights when no one is home.

  21. 21
    Cori Westphal says:

    I never leave the Christmas lights on when we aren’t around!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  22. 22
    Elena says:

    We have extra water bottles and candles for emergency and change the smoke alarm batteries often

  23. 23
    Lisa L says:

    I have an emergency kit along with bottle water & canned goods

  24. 24
    trixx says:

    We have a first aid kit & fire extinguishers

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