Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kidde Removes Hassle and Home Annoyances with New Worry-Free Smoke Alarms {Review & Giveaway}

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While I'd like to say that I wake up feeling well-rested and ready to radiate sunshine and happiness every morning, that's just clearly not the case. Why does it seem like no matter how many hours of sleep I get (or miss out on), it just never gets any easier to pull my head up off of the pillow?

But when it comes to getting a good night's rest, I've been known to do just about anything to increase my chances of snoozing undisturbed. Pillows over my head, earplugs, threats — you name it.

Which is also why I'll go just about any length to silence the bothersome noises that come from home annoyances. It's bad enough to be woken up to a crying child, but a dripping faucet, clanking radiator or rattling door? No way, no how.

The thing is, the worst that happens from me silencing those creaking doors is having to unwedge whatever I've crammed into the frames to keep them shut tight. When it comes to ending the aggravation from a late-night chirping smoke alarm, however, the results might not be such an easy fix and could potentially lead to life-threatening safety risks.

smoke alarm

Unfortunately, I have to admit that I'm one of many that has reached up and pulled the battery out of our smoke alarm to silence the beeping... instead of taking the right step and recognizing the chirping as a sign that battery needed to be replaced to keep my family and whole house safe from possible deadly fires.

While the guilt from that choice weighs on my conscience, at least I know that I'm not the only one. In fact, in a recent study by Kidde, one of the leading fire safety manufacturers, 53% of homeowners deem a smoke alarm low-battery chirp annoying, but one in three homeowners (33%) say that if they heard the chirp, they would not be extremely likely to replace the battery within 24 hours.

Even worse, 7% confessed that that they would actually be more likely to disconnect the alarm than install a new battery. It's clear that minor annoyances with smoke alarms are compromising the safety of millions, as homeowners everywhere don't recognize the scenario as the potentially life-threatening safety risk it actually is.

Which is why I was happy to learn that this fall Kidde launched a line of Worry-Free Smoke Alarms, which offer a variety of benefits to the millions of Americans who rely on continuous battery-powered smoke and fire detection in their homes. The new alarms are powered by sealed-in, long-life lithium batteries for 10 years (the life of the alarm).

Kidde smoke alarms

Talk about truly worry-free! The fact that these alarms are powered by lithium batteries for 10 years means that they are always on — 24 hours per day, seven days per week for an entire decade of hassle-free protection.

As well as the convenience of not worrying about changing the batteries or if they have been removed, the new Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarms actually save you time and money by not having to purchase new batteries and replace them every six months.

Best of all, each of the four types of Worry-Free Alarms include features designed to address location-specific safety needs such as a light in the hallway and innovative smart sensing technology for kitchens to minimize nuisance false alarms caused by cooking.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics indicate that the primary reasons smoke alarms fail to operate in home structure fires is a missing or disconnected battery (50%) and dead/discharged battery (23%). But now that Kidde has debuted their Worry-Free Smoke Alarms, they have all but eliminated any excuses that homeowners might have for not keeping their house and family safe from smoke and fire!

smoke alarm stats

Available now at select home improvement stores and other retailers with suggested retail prices from $25 to $50, more information about Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarms can be found by visiting WorryFreeAlarm.com and connecting with Kidde on Facebook and Twitter.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will be prepared to safely update their home as well, because...

One lucky person will win a 2-pack of Kidde Worry-Free Smoke Alarms (hallway and bedroom alarms)!

Kidde giveaway

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big thank you to Kidde for providing product and compensation for me as well as a 2-pack of Worry-Free Smoke Alarms for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll. 

110 comments:

suburban prep said...

Just outside the kitchen

Riverbank Babble said...

All the bedrooms!

wigget said...

our living room

Sarah Hall said...

I could use a new smoke detecter in the hall outside our bedrooms.

Betty C said...

The hallway, just outside the bedrooms.

wilitara [at] gmail [dot] com

Rita M said...

The hallway leading to the bedrooms.

Cserafini said...

I need a new one in my bedroom.

melissa griffith said...

Need to replace one in the basement.

melgriff4@yahoo.com

Ken Ohl said...

The living room and the hallway

Charlotte Raynor :-) said...

I definitely need on in the hallway by the bedrooms. I used to have one there, but about a year ago, it started chirping and I couldn't get out to get a battery so I just tore the thing down. So now I don't have one and I know I really should have one. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

Gina F. said...

I need a new smoke almarm in my bedroom.

ginaferrell3 at yahoo dot com

mummytotwoboys said...

I think I would have to say the downstairs hallway

peg42 said...

The alarm in our stairway going downstairs. It's so hard to reach.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Bethany C. said...

Upstairs by our bedrooms

furygirl3132 said...

I could use a new smoke alarm in the hallway by all of the bedrooms and maybe one in the kitchen area. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

janetfaye said...

I need a smoke alarm in our downstairs family room.


janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

s said...

My hallway and kitchen.

Tawny said...

This is a very thoughtful giveaway. Much appreciated.

Johni ODell said...

In the hallways

Shannon Ro said...

I'd put it in my son's room for the extra piece of mind

bison61 said...

top of our basement steps

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Ann Fantom said...

I need to replace the smoke detector outside our bedrooms.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

casaflamingos said...

the bedrooms

Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. said...

I need them in the bedrooms of my house.

Stacey V said...

My niece's room

mmc123456

Musings of a newlywed said...

Our kitchen and laundry room.

*Mirage* said...

My laundry room I'm always paranoid about a dryer fire and while every other room and hallway in the house besides the kitchen and bathroom have alarms, the laundry room is the one that doesn't that I am concerned about.

adrienne warren said...

Kitchen, last one had a hizzy fit over some burnt and accadently got beaten to death with a broom handle

Julie said...

lower level

we live in a tri-level:)

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

Dave said...

our guest room

entered as davis in rafflecopter

Debra Holloway said...

I need a smoke alarm in the kitchen

llinda29 said...

need a smoke alarm in the livingroom

karen said...

would give to brother, doesn't have any...

enizete said...

laundry room downstairs...

PAIGE said...

We need a smoke alarm in the kitchen.
elysesw@aol.com

Grace Mauer said...

We could use a smoke alarm in any room in are house,We just moved in and need to have some.

Connie Lee said...

The smoke alarms we have are several years old but still work. I would replace the one closest to our bedroom if I get new ones.

kyl neusch said...

hallways

ann said...

The living room

Jan Messali said...

The hallway between our bedroomos needs a smoke alarm.

bloomerbear said...

We need one for our hallway by the bedrooms

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thank you

Jay said...

We need alarms upstairs.
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

RWebb said...

Our master bedroom.

Libby@Everything's Coming Up Green said...

The Kitchen would be the first place. After that I would say the staircase.

Katy Smith said...

Sadly, both my kids' rooms.

Kelly H. said...

In the hallway to the bedrooms.

Andy & Jen Armstrong said...

in the hallway leading to the bedrooms

Kelley F said...

The hallway leading to the bedrooms.

Francofamily4@aol.com

cjabdelnour said...

PROBABLY THE HALLWAY OUTSIDE OUR BEDROOMS. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

marie said...

The family room.
Thanks!

Magela said...

My bedroom

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie said...

We need another one upstairs. We have one, but I'd feel better if there were two.

M. Greene said...

we have one smoke alarm and it at the end of the hall from the kitchen and any time I cook if I dont have the fan on it goes off and drive me crazy. lol still good to have one though.

cassandra m said...

i check the alarm every two weeks just to make sure because i only have one

Candie L said...

I hate to admit that we do not have any yet. We bought an older home and have not installed them yet. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Darcie Decided said...

Checked all of the alarms and changed the batteries!

Sharon F said...

Sadly, I didn't change the batteries. In fact mine is still sitting with the battery slot open waiting for the new battery

mtbears819 said...

I wait to the New Year to do it on that day

Karen said...

I did. Thanks for the giveaway.

bkittie said...

No, I didn't change the batteries. Thanks for the reminder!
bkittie at hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

mamotts yes i did

Lina said...

Nope, have to do that!

Laura Lane said...

No

Mirm said...

No I didnt, but I know that the battery is still good.

kim burnett said...

I did!

Cassandra Holdeman said...

I forgot to check them, but I will today.

Saver Sara said...

No, but we should have...

Em said...

I didn't change them, this is so good to know!

Em R said...

i havent, good to know!

Lindsey M said...

We didn't change the battery - we have a new house and I'm not sure the 1 smoke alarm even works

sweepymummy at yahoo dot com

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

changed

Tanika said...

I love the Kiddie line. I have two of their carbon monoxide detectors as well.

Stevie said...

Changed it before DST actually

Roy F. said...

Yes. I changed them.

seaburd said...

Yes, I changed out the batteries

corey1971 said...

I always change them at time change. (Corey Olomon)

Sherrie Maloy said...

I went to change the battery at daylight savings time only to realize what I thought was an old smoke detector was not. I then realized there is no smoke detector and called the property management company who still has not brought one by like they said.

clynsg said...

I had already changed it earlier after we had a small fire.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

Amy from GrinningCheektoCheek said...

Love these alarms! I have one in my hallway, but I'd love some more that will last 10 years :D

Tamar said...

I changed them in October so not when the clocks changed.

Leona P said...

I changed tham when i did my fall cleaning

Mare/TommyGirl said...

Yes, but it then malfunctioned and I've been so bad about replacing it - something I need to do.

tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

dfraley3 said...

No because it is over 35 yrs old and hasn't worked in years. :(

polly said...

we replaced downstairs & upstairs

brad howard said...

i didn't change the batteries...

Eileen said...

We lack and we did not check it. We only have one and really know better.

thanks!

ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

Christine Jessamine said...

i didnt change them yet, waiting for the first of the year

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Daniel M said...

changed it in the spring - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

ReggieMann said...
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Darlene webb said...

No I did not change it at daylight savings time.

Erica C. said...

We change it at random times, not daylight savings.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

1porkchop said...

I only change the battery when they start to chirp.

sandra davis said...

i changed the batteries

Hazel Wilcox said...

I changed the batteries. Married to a firefighter and he assures that we change them out during this time!

kim.marie said...

I didn't, but my husband is always on top of that stuff! Yay for him!!

Sarah S said...

I did not change the battery. s2inamug at aim dot com

Susan Smoaks said...

yes a few weeks ago when time fell back i changed all the batteries, it's a good way to remember!
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

harolde said...

No, I forgot to do it this year.

hd6719@gmail.com

mail4rosey said...

No. We change them Jan. 1

Betty C said...

I didn't change them because they were changed at the beginning of the school year.

Cindy said...

Always change the battery at this time-but this year was running late-just now getting to it :(

Anonymous said...

Yes! I change our smoke detector batteries everytime the time changes. You can never be too safe.

NStrong3604 at yahoo dot com

giggedygeekmum said...

I did not

Breanne said...

Yes

lmurley2000 said...

yes we change the battery two a year

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

carol lewis said...

No, when it beeps my husband does.

lilyk said...

I didn't change the battery in my smoke alarm at Daylight Savings Time.

Tylerpants said...

Yes, I change them during daylight savings otherwise I'd forget. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

slehan said...

yes, every time change.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

mamalama82 said...

I honestly didn't know I was supposed to on that exact day, but it makes perfect sense! I will be putting this in my calendar from now on.