Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Energizer Challenge: Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Hey Neighbors!

It is almost that time of year again, time to change your clock. When you do this, it is a good time to change out batteries in your smoke detectors and also to check batteries in and for your flashlights.  If you set this down as something you do regularly as "clockwork" you will know that your smoke detector is ready to go.

Energizer sent me a wonderful Family Safety Kit for review purposes.  Included in this package:
*   One 16-pack Energizer® MAX® AA Batteries years
·         One 1-pack of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries
·         One Energizer® Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlight – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries
·         One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm

We live in a slightly older home, so I was really happy to receive this Kidde Battery Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm.  We are placing it in the younger girl's room.  They are right off the kitchen area and do not have a smoke detector in there.  We can always use batteries and once my husband saw the Safety Flashlight he started coveting it!  I guess it will be his. The Talking Alarm is going up today,  I just need to get my husband or one of my sons to put is up for us.  The flashlight is nice because there is a place to write emergency information and there is a small whistle on the strap.

One of you will receive an Energizer Family Safety Kit just like mine, but before I give you the rest of that information I wanted to share another giveaway with you that you will want to enter.  Read the information below and then "hop" over and enter.

From now through November 3, visit the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab.  Here you will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win an additional Family Safety Kit.  Energizer will be giving away one Family Safety Kit per day.  Contained in the kit, valued at more than $167 is:
·         One reusable grocery tote
·         Two Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms
·         One Kidde fire extinguisher
·         One 4-pack of Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries
·         One 2-pack of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries
·         One 4-pack of Energizer® MAX® AA batteries
·         Two Energizer Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlights
·         One Energizer Bunny® Plush Bunny

Of course you can still enter the giveaway here!  I want to just share some facts I received from Energizer:

·         Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms.*
·         Twenty-four percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.*

“All too often firefighters see firsthand the devastating effects on families whose homes don’t have working smoke detectors,” said Chief William Metcalf, President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. “Thanks to Energizer, more than 5 million batteries have been donated in communities across the country through this program. This not only helps provide  families with critical early warning time to escape a home fire, but it also helps protect our firefighters by reducing the likelihood they’ll have to enter a burning building to rescue someone still in the home.”

Why not take a couple extra minutes when you change your clocks to replace batteries.  When you do, you might also want to go over any fire escape plans you have.

So neighbors, are you ready to the giveaway?  I hope so.  After entering share this information and giveaway with someone else.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon, At the Fence!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive product for review purposes.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsor's website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Sandra VanHoey said...

I have always changed ours just once a year on New Years Day

Madonna said...

we don't have one right now but when we did, I always changed them when the time changed.

Michele P. said...

we do it once a year!

karenmed409 said...

two times a year or more if needed.,

karenmed409 said...

2 times a year or more if needed

Cheryl said...

We change them when the time changes!

DEBIJOT said...

We change them when the detector starts beeping.

Jackie said...

We change them at least once a year...or when they start "beeping" to let us know the battery is dying.

Darlene said...

We change the batteries when they beep, about once a year.

Darlene said...

We change our batteries when they beep, which is about once a year.

Carmen said...

Once a year, usually on Daylight savings or around that time of year.

Kayla said...

I do it whenever the things start beeping at me.

Nancy said...

It's a once a year battery change, or more often if needed.

latanya t said...

once a year

Steph said...

We change them when they start beeping.

j1man1r66 said...

I check them Once a Year and change them if necessary!
Jennifer Rogers

scottsgal said...

January 1st every other year

tawndam said...

I change them yearly... but test monthly

Unknown said...

Once a year.

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d schmidt said...

We usually do it when the clocks change

The Fam said...

We don't have a smoke detector, yikes!

Unknown said...

we do change the batteries with the time change.

Unknown said...

We change out batteries when the clocks change in spring and fall.

Jessica said...

I am never good at remembering to change the batteries. I need to do it more often, in fact we need a new detector in our house too. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

Kim Reid said...

Twice a year, when we change back and forth on daylight savings time, thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kim Reid said...



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Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

Twice a year. Spring and fall.

Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

Cori Westphal said...

Oh gosh I'm terrible! When they beep at me I change them. This is a great idea for a regular reminder though!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

lmurley2000 said...

I change my batteries twice a year when the time changes