Daylight Savings Time will end on November 3rd this year. I love getting that extra hour back from spring – goodness knows I could use an extra hour…or ten. 😉 For 26 years, Energizer has run a safety awareness campaign in conjunction with “Falling back”: Change Your Clock Change Your Battery. This project, run by Energizer and The International Association of Fire Chiefs, encourages families to use the time change as a reminder to switch out the batteries in their smoke detectors. According to some scary statistics, 2/3 of home fire deaths occurred in households where a working smoke detector was not present; a quarter of these fatalities happened in home that had smoke detectors that were not working correctly. The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program works to raise awareness in conjunction with battery donations by Energizer.
I received a Family Safety Kit from Energizer last week, which is a fun tote packed with emergency essentials. Of course, the first item of importance were these Energizer MAX 9 Volt batteries, which means I’m well prepared to change out my smoke alarm batteries on November 3rd!
I also received this awesome Kidde Carbon Monoxide And Smoke Alarm, which actually talks and yells out warnings like “Fire! Fire!” when it detects a threat. No joke, it was no more than 15 minutes after UPS delivered this package that I burnt a piece of toast and filled the kitchen with smoke. Guess I really needed this, huh?! 😉
Another inclusion in the kit was this Energizer LED Safety Light. Not only does this big, bright flashlight adjust to run on multiple battery types – C, AA or AAA – but it also has an emergency checklist right on it where you can write things like the phone number to the police station and hospital. This is a really good idea, because I keep meaning to print out the non-emergency police line and tape it on the fridge, and I keep forgetting.
Finally, I received a 16-pack of Energizer AA Batteries to power things like flashlights during the upcoming winter storm season.
This November 3rd, make a mental note to switch out those smoke detectors and make sure all of them are working correctly. For more info on the Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery program, visit Energizer.com; in addition, you can pay a visit to the Energizer Bunny on Facebook and click on the Fire Safety tab for more info and a chance to win a mega safety kit worth more than $167 – they’ll be giving away one every day through November 3rd!
Enter To Win:
To commemorate Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery, MomStart is having its own giveaway for a Family Safety Kit with an approximate retail value of $60:
(1) Grocery Tote
(1) Kidde Combination Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Alarm
(1) Energizer MAX 9 Volt Battery
(1) Energizer Weatheready LED Safety Light
(1) 16-pack of Energizer MAX AA Batteries
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter for your chance to win. Giveway ends on October 31st, 2013 at 11:00 PM PST. Giveaway is open to residents of the continental US, 18 years or older; sorry, no PO Boxes or APO/FPO. Please click here for our giveaway rules.