You know the saying “Spring ahead, fall back?”. Well, tomorrow, November 4th, is the day that we need to fall back. That’s right, Daylight Savings Time is over, which means when we wake up, we will have gained an extra hour so hopefully you’ll take advantage and grab that extra hour of sleep we so often want. This year, let’s add a new saying to our proverbial repertoire – “Change Your Clock Change Your Battery”.
As we’re changing our clocks, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) want to encourage us to also take the important, potentially life-saving, step of changing the batteries in our smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. 24 percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes where there is at least one smoke alarm that failed to operate, often because the smoke alarm had dead or missing batteries. That’s way too many fatalities that could have been prevented just by changing a battery.
To help give more families those critical seconds, Energizer is honoring its 25th year by donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas and adopting 25 fire departments in 25 cities across the nation, who, in addition to batteries, will be equipped with a variety Energizer® family safety products for their department and to share in their communities.
For more information on how you can keep your family safe, visit the Energizer Bunny Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab. Not only will you find fire safety tips, a grid to help plan your home’s escape plan, and coloring and activity sheets for the kids, but you can also enter to win a Family Safety Kit, valued at more than $150.
Tomorrow, as we say “Goodbye” to Daylight Savings Time, let’s say “Hello” to keeping our family safe and prepared in case of fire. When you change your clocks, change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
The WiC Project Energizer Family Safety Kit Giveaway
One winner will receive a Family Safety Kit ($78 ARV) 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
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.