Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery with Energizer {Family Safety Kit Giveaway}

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From always carrying around a Band-Aid in case of a scrape to pulling out hand sanitizer to ward away germs to installing only the best car seats, parents continually have the safety of their children on their mind.

But just as much as the idea of driving down the block with your child not securely strapped in sounds laughable, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs want us to take a vital step to keep our kids just as safe while at home with the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program.

 

With Daylight Savings time ending on November 3rd this year, it is not only when we should change our clocks back but also the perfect time for families to adopt a life-saving habit: changing the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

This is the 26th year for the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program and, while the message is simple, the habit can be lifesaving. Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 24% occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.

Looking over the statistics, I can't help but feel heartbroken for the number of lives that could have been saved had the realization been made of the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in helping to keep families safe in their homes.

fire statistics

This Daylight Savings time, please remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back — it could help save a life.

In addition, visit the Energizer Bunny Facebook page, where you can find fire safety tips, a home escape plan that you can download and customize for your family, as well as a coloring and activity sheet. The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program is just one of the ways Energizer brings to life the company's commitment to making a positive impact in communities across the country!

For even more incentive to head over to Facebook, from now through November 3, Energizer is giving away one large Family Safety Kit every day. That's right! Simply submit your info and you'll be entered to win a kit (valued at $167+) containing:
    Energizer sweepstakes
  • (1) reusable grocery tote
  • (2) Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms
  • (1) Kidde fire extinguisher
  • (1) 4-pack of Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries
  • (1) 2-pack of Energizer MAX 9 volt batteries
  • (1) 4-pack of Energizer MAX AA batteries
  • (2) Energizer Weatheready LED Safety Light flashlights
  • (1) Energizer Bunny Plush Bunny
Don't let another season go by without checking your smoke alarm and changing the battery! This year use the extra hour "gained" to remind your friends, family and neighbors of this life-saving habit and join Energizer in promoting this important fire safety method. For more information, please visit Energizer.com/Change and Facebook.com/EnergizerBunny.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to be fully prepared for safety this season and beyond because...

One lucky person will win a Family Safety Kit* (ARV $60)
from Energizer!

Energizer giveaway
*Family Safety Kit includes (1) Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm, (1) 16-pack Energizer MAX AA batteries, (1) 1-pack of Energizer MAX 9 volt batteries, (1) One Energizer Weatheready LED Safety Light flashlight – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries, and (1) reusable grocery tote.


A big thank you to Energizer for providing a Family Safety Kit for me as well as 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.

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CatOLuck said...

We keep walking areas indoors and out clear to prevent tripping.

heatherp626 said...

We have multiple smoke detectors and I change the batteries with the time change!

heatherp626@msn.com

PaulineMilner said...

Our windows are the crank type that tend to freeze in the winter. We keep hammers under our beds so we can break a window in the case of a fire if we are trapped. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

suburban prep said...

We have number of smoke alarms, We have a CO2 alarm and we test them through the year and change batteries. We have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen area.

sherylssg said...

I have smoke detectors and keep bedroom door closed at night. I also have a nightlight in the upstairs hallway so you can see your way to the bathroom at night.

sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

Francine said...

we have smoke alarms

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

We have talked to our kids about our meeting place!

Candice said...

We check and replace the batteries in our smoke detectors often.

Urd-chan said...

We keep well-working smoke detectors, CO detectors, and fire extinguishers in our house, plus a fire extinguisher in our garage.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

We have been discussing this all week and created an escape plan, checked our alarm batteries, put our extinguisher in a safe and accessible place and are looking to buy an escape ladder.

Barbara Platt said...

we have wired co2 and fire detecors

Jackie said...

I always make sure that nothing is left on the stairs or on the floor near the doors should we have to leave the house in the dark.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

We have smoke alarms in almost every room including hallways and basement. We have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.

wigget said...

we also use a cabon monoxide detector

jbmthill said...

We are ADT security and also included a smoke detector in their package, along with our other battery operated smoke detectors.
like2sweep@gmail.com
Beth H

2CrochetHooks said...

keep the floor clear of clutter!

Julia Cosgrove said...

we test all our devices regularly and we post safety rules throughout the house.

Di said...

Never leave the stove on when leaving the house - be very careful with lite candles

katychick said...

we change the batteries every year in the smoke detector and we practice our escape route wiht the kids too

tcogbill at live dot com

JESSiCA said...

We have smoke detectors and we keep the batteries in it new! That's the most important thing to me!

Robert said...

We have rechargeable flashlights in all of the rooms in case of an emergency.

Georgette C said...

i use rechargable batteries in all of the items we need for emergencies (weather radios, flashlights, etc). I also make sure I constantly re-test all carbon monoxide detectors and fire alarms.

walk9 said...

We have a meeting place-check all the smoke detectors, have our go backpack ready. It help that my husband is a firefighter too.

one frugal lady said...

we have a smoke detector and a carbon monoxcide detector!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Lisa Graham said...

We change the smoke detector batteries together with our kids and they helped us in stall our CO2 monitors.

Carrie Phelps said...

I have smoke detectors & I also use night lights for nighttime trips to the bathroom.

peg42 said...

We have fire extinguishers in our kitchen and garage and we have fire alarms throughout the house.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Sandra Davis said...

i always make sure medicines, batteries and all other harmful products and put up where the kids can not get into them.

gahome2mom said...

Lock the door and do not open the door to strangers... Thanks.

Darlene said...

Plug up all the electrical outlets.

Amanda Jackson said...

We use the "no running" rule in the house. We also make sure the kids know what the smoke alarm sounds like and we discuss on a monthly basis what we should do in case of an emergency.

bettycd said...

we have CO2 detector and maintain a supply of batteries. We have reviewed how to get out of the house via windows incase of fire

ann said...

I have smoke detectors in almost every room . I change the batteries regularly as all most all of them beep the same week.

s said...

We've also installed some carbon monoxide detectors.

ide2678 said...

We change smoke detectors throughout when the clocks change and we have a carbon monoxide sensor because we have gas heat and appliances.

Stevie said...

Besides the smoke & carbon monoxide detectors, with a busy 2 year old we have all the requisite cabinet locks, socket protectors, etc....

tawndam said...

We have smoke detectors in just about every room & a CO2 detector on each floor

Star said...

We use cabinet locks to keep little fingers out of trouble!

Debra said...

i always go back to check things

Burke & Rachel said...

We keep plug covers in outlets to protect our littles!

Anne said...

We make sure there are working fire extinguishers available, one in the kitchen and one upstairs (because you just never know).

Jenn Aikens said...

we have our TV's mounted to the wall for safety. Trying to get all our furniture mounted as well.

Daphne Turner said...

I make sure my throw rugs are "anchored" down so nobody slips on them.

Renee Walters said...

We have multiple smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide detector. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

Slack Ass Mom said...

We have smoke detectors, flashlights in every room and a working fire extinguisher.
Thanks!

Tara Lukens said...

In our apartment we have fire detectors that are actually in each room they are sprinklers, so I try to frame anything that bounces that my son could throw up and that could just go off. I'm not sure how sensitive they are and don't want to find out.

Tara L

Caitlin McClure said...

We have lots of night lights

Growl Tiger said...

We have smoke detectors in all bedrooms and have a safety plan

clc408 said...

I have smoke detectors and keep emergency supplies on hand.

FIBERONE said...

We have smoke/fire detectors, fire extinguishers, a common meeting area in the yard in case of fire, and a 911 system.

cheryl lister said...

Always keep the doors and windows locked, and check my fire alarms.

bison61 said...

we have smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

BrunoDogg2 said...

We always turn off our space heaters when we leave the room or house!

katieoscarlet said...

we have smoke detectors and are very good about not having anything on or running when we leave the house. Including lights, fans or even the washer/dryer. I don't evenlike having the crockpot on if I am not at home.

ellen b said...

change our batteries every time we change the clocks

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me one thing that you do around your home that promotes/encourages safety.

im always turning lights out..thanks

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I change the batteries on the fire alarm and keep the hallways clear
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

Lessons, Etc. said...

we always lock our doors & windows.

Laurie J. said...

We have Smoke Detectors in every room/area and carbon monoxide detectors near the bedrooms and in the basement.

Sharon Kaminski said...

We try to keep things such as dog and cat and kids toys off the floor so one trips.

Amo said...

We keep a carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarms!

Scott said...

I unplug chords from the outlets when not in use.

Brad said...

We practice our evacuation plan. So the kids know the best way to get out of the house, and where to meet if there is an emergency.

Yona Williams said...

Reading the directions on products and gadgets - its important and can prevent safety hazards.

Tiffany Weikel said...

We have smoke alarms

llinda29 said...

we have fire extingueshers

tat2gurlzrock said...

We don't leave coffee pots ect..left plugged in if going away

Cathy Truman said...

We have smoke alarms in every room
and we have fire extingueshers.

Melissa Zimmerman said...

Unplug things we don't use regularly

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

Every year we review and practice our emergency plans.

Melanie Montgomery said...

I unplug things when they are not getting used

Michelle S. said...

I have several fire extinguishers

CindyWindy2003 said...

we have smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and a security alarm system thank you!

SueZH said...

We have smoke detectors and fire extinguishes.

Amanda Kinder said...

We have smoke detectors as well as plans for emergencies.

mecarolks said...

We have smoke alarms.

Dorothy Teel said...

We have flashlights in each room and we change the batteries when the time changes and we change our clocks, we also do this with our smoke detectors. I have a crank model of emergency radio in our storm shelter for use during bad weather.

steve stone said...

we teach never cut toward yourself with knives. always cut away.
gabbflabber at live.com

Jeremy said...

We have smoke alarms on every floor.

Liz said...

We have gone over our family escape plan.

abfantom said...


We have fire escape plan with multiple exits and a meeting pointing away from the house

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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

We often check and replace the batteries in our smoke detectors.

Maria Iemma said...

We rehearse a fire or other tragedy escape route by using several exits and designate a meeting place. We have drills every few months.

Madelyn Sue said...

We test the smoke alarm every 6 months.

Tamar said...

I put dangerous items on high shelves and keep lots of toys on the ground so the kids don't get too curious.

david heath said...

don't put plastic bags over your head

Maryea said...

Many things that have already been mentioned here. One is that we have a carbon monoxide detector. When my dh installed a gas furnace, I insisted on this.
magloro@gmail.com

courtney gibson said...

we have a fire extinguisher in our kitchen and in our room we also make sure nothing is in front of any plugs

kdrae said...

We have smoke detectors & a"family emergency plan" that we practice often!

CHRIS HOEY said...

We check and replace the batteries in our smoke detectors often.

Frugal Mom in Southern Illinois said...

We check the batteries in the smoke detectors every time we change the clock.

elfqueen98 said...

I use child safety plugs in the sockets and we are also replacing our outlets with the new ones that are almost impossible for a child to accidentally put something in

Nikki Strong said...

My husband is a firefighter, so he knows the dangers and importance of fire safety. We have routine fire drills with our kids so that they know what to do and how to do if it we have a fire. We go through the motions of putting a towel at the foot of the door and making them open the window themselves and coming out the window (with assistance) so that they will be comfortable if they ever have the act in an emergency situation.

Tammy Shelton said...

Smoke alarms in all the right places.

Natalie Yeoman said...

We have smoke detectors in every room

GANDORF57 said...

Clear pathways to the exits.

Kia89 said...

We have three smoke alarms.

Jennifer T. said...

We have a fireproof safe, a fire safety plan, and an extinguisher in the kitchen.

angela smith said...

we have smoke detectors and co detectors and a fire extinguisher in the kitchen

Kelly Massman said...

smoke detectors

Xty C said...

I always see to it that the stove is closed and always check for possible gas leak

Terra H. said...

We make sure all exits are clear, change batteries in our detectors regularly, and have evacuation plans in place. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tyler Cooper said...

This would be great to win.

Erika Messer said...

We live in a very old house and I try to keep the smoke detectors up to date and am always watching electrical outlets.

Jammie Morey said...

We make sure everything is turned off when going to bed.

dawnmonroe83 said...

We have a fire plan in place and change smoke detector batteries every season change.
dawnmonroe83@gmail.com

MELINA said...

I make sure that items are picked up off the floor so we don't trip.

LIDARKSIDE said...

The older ones have to be responsible for the little ones if we need to get out.

Janice Crespo said...

A place for everything and everything in it's place - that way you know where things are and don't have to go stumbling in the dark and searching

PAIGE said...

I always have fresh batteries and a flashlight on hand.
elysesw@aol.com

Rebecca Orr said...

We keep stock of fresh batteries in all sizes on hand as well as fresh batteries in all of our flashlights. We check our carbon monoxide and smoke detectors at least 3 times a year. And we also make sure we never leave the house (other than to walk the kids to the bus stop or to go outside and play or something of the like) with the dryer running, I have seen to many homes burn down from dryer fires.

Stephen Alexander said...

I don't sleep!

Wendy said...

I make sure the batteries in my smoke alarms are fresh and change them when the time changes spring and fall

Wendy

Kristin sims said...

we live near the coast in florida, and we have an emergency hurricane kit to take with us in case of evacuation, and we also have two fire extinguishers in our house,thank you

Rebecca Parsons said...

Every one has a fire escape plan from their rooms or other rooms of the house.

tina reynolds said...

we have working smoke detectors and cabon monoxide detector

Janna Johnson said...

I make sure there are not things on the floor for my dog to get sick on.

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

Dheck and replace the batteries in smoke detectors

wen budro said...

I make sure that the batteries in my smoke detectors and flashlights are fresh.

Stephanie Larison said...

We change the fire alarm batteries twice a year.

Tara Overby said...

We practice what to do in case of a fire.

price21100 said...

We have a meeting place and discuss all options in an emergency with our 4 year old.

mogrill said...

We do emergency practice drills.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Jennifer Stanley said...

I really honestly do change the smoke alarm and CO2 detector's batteries in the spring and fall.

cjabdelnour said...

WE MAKE SURE NOTHING IS LEFT ON THE STEPS SO THAT YOU DON'T TRIP. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Rebecca said...

fire drills

aperry said...

we have a keyless entry

Elizabeth said...

I remember learning years ago that it's safer to sleep with your bedroom doors closed because that prevents smoke and fire from spreading quickly in case of a nighttime fire. I used to prefer sleeping with my door cracked open, but now I like to keep bedroom doors shut. Safety first. ;)

MamaHen said...

We have regular family fire drills.

Julie Waldron said...

We keep the doors locked at all times

vickie morgan said...

We are ready to change the batteries on the smoke alarm when the time changes.

Nicole Henke said...

we practice fire escapes, and have random drills (when I smoke check something while coking! LOL)

C_Noelle said...

We have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors it the basement and on the main living floor in our home. We change the batteries and test all units when the time changes! Thanks!

Karen F said...

We keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and test the smoke alarms periodically.

Ryan said...

We have our meds locked up and high.

Danielle said...

Keep things free of junk!!

jcwega27 said...

DOnt leave thigns in the middle of the floor

Randi said...

We keep walkways as clear as possible...

Misha Estrada said...

I'm always really careful with my son's hearing aid batteries. They are tiny and toxic.

dfraley3 said...

We have smoke detectors and when the kids were little we told them where to meet in case of fire. We were to meet across the street at a neighbor's house.

Lana said...

Our family practices tornado & fire drills often.

sally0630 said...

we have smoke and carbon detectors that are electric and battery run.

slehan said...

I always use the hand rail going up or down my stairs.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Nancy Hall said...

With Christmas season coming, I make sure that the lights are on heavy duty extension cords, they get turned off when ever we are not home, the tree stays watered and burning candles are not left unattended.

Karen Glatt said...

I make sure that there is a working smoke detector by every room in the house, and we check the batteries every time daylight savings time changes, twice a year.

Laurie Nykaza said...

We have multiple smoke detectors one in the garage as well

virgomomwriter said...

I used to do billing for a burn unit, so I'm very conscious of fire-related safety...Smoke detectors, of course, careful about outlets and any material near the fireplace, careful with candles, fire extinguisher in the kitchen, etc., etc., etc.

PAIGE said...

We review our fire safety escape route every year at Christmas.
elysesw@aol.com

Donna Pyszk said...

We have 2 smoke detectors around our home so we can get out safely in case of a fire.

Bobbi Mcmurry said...

smoke alarms. every jan. 1st new batteries are installed and we check every time change

Sandy Beeman said...

I make sure all of us know exactly how to case of fire or another emergency.

shirley said...

We have an exit plan with a set meeting place.

Kelley Chapman said...

I keep the stairs and hallways clear and we have a designated meeting place.

Traci M said...

We cover unused outlets.

Sandra VanHoey said...

I just moved so we need smoke detectors but we always had several in our other home that we replaced batteries on yearly We also spoke to my grandchildren to let them know what to do in case of a fire

Sarah said...

I'm good about changing the batteries at time changes and also testing the detectors in between.

Kim Pinch said...

We had a fireman come in and show us where smoke detectors and CO detectors should be. There are detectors that recognize smoke and others that recognize flames, we were told where to use both types and also to have CO detector on each floor.

Ken Ohl said...

make sure washer and dryer and stove are off when we are leaving the house. thankyou, ken poh19@comcast.net

Rachel (Cha Ching Queen) said...

We try to check fire detectors regularly

Roy F. said...

We keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen

Bo said...

We have smoke alarms and carbon detectors.

Tara Martin said...

We keep locks on "dangerous" cabinets.

Andrina Goetz said...

I have child safety locks on the cabinets.

Tara Carlson said...

I'm personally terrified of the idea of a house fire (I've had two family members who lost everything to house fires), so we have safety plans in place in case of fires; different ones for different circumstances. (Of my four kids, one is an infant and two have autism, so preparing for an emergency takes a little extra consideration, like what to do if I'm the only one home with the kids and how I get them all out safely).

Sue Hull said...

I replace the batteries every 6 months.I live in a 1 bdrm apt so I know my exits in case of a fire.I never leave candles burning unattended.I've actually started buying the fireless candles that are scented.Thank you :)

Rich Morris said...

I have any unused sockets covered with protectors

Miranda Ward said...

We have a Exit Drill in place and I unplug all unessecary stuff


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Rita M said...

We keep all batteries out of reach from children.

Erica Heft said...

We check our batteries during daylight savings in our detectors.

sparkedcat said...

I make sure that there are no tripping hazards in the house.

Naomi C. said...

we make sure we practice our fire safety plan

Karolyn said...

We change the batteries in our smoke alarm twice a year. We also have a kitchen fire extinguisher.

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

Lots of flashlights (BATTERIES!) candles, matches/lighters, thorough first aid kits, all urgent medications are in one convenient tote carry-all. Two standard old fashioned landline phones that work during power outages. Warm blankets, rainsllcikers are always in a convenient front closet and a wall rack by the back door - and complete sets of spare keys are both front and back. (Oh and a baseball bat, hammer and mallet and utility (like Swiss Army) knive in a convenient tool box.)

And the list goes on and on.

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Erica said...

always wear a helmet when riding my bicycle!!

Gianna said...

I have just about everything child proofed.

Sarah Marshall said...

We make sure to change our smoke alarm batteries with each time change.

janetfaye said...

We have smoke alarms and we test them regularly.

deniseyweesy said...

We have an exit plan.

polly said...

We have smoke detectors upstairs and downstairs.

Jennifer Blanton said...

we always clean our chimney with brushes and use a creosote log to burn away creosote to reduce fire risk

Kathy Lane said...

I go around my home before I go to bed and put up all toy's or anything in our walking ways so that if we need to get up during the night that we won't trip over stuff.

Tony said...

We change the batteries in the smoke alarms twice a year.

Holly S. said...

We have smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms and we talk about what to do if something terrible happens like a fire or tornado.

Melissa Leal said...

We have smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms, extra batteries, and lots of flashlights

taralieb said...

We regularly test our smoke detectors and change batteries so that we know they are working.

Becca W. said...

We have a smoke detector.

sheila young said...

I have multiple detectors and regularly check them

Heather said...

we have 6 fire detectors in our home

Felicia said...

I check the batteries often

smdrm said...

We have emergency lights plugged in to come on when the power fails.

coriwestphal said...

We unplug electronics when we aren't using them. Those chargers left plugged in suck a lot of energy!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

flutterby said...

We have flashlights and backup batteries in most rooms.

- Amy Z.

susan1215 said...

We have smoke detectors as well as carbon dioxide detectors.

betty baez said...

I routinely check to make sure our fire & co alarms are in working order, flashlights readily available in every room in case of emergency.

*Dusty* said...

We have multiple smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

We have smoke alarms and check them regularly.
Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Karen Drake said...

We have smoke detectors and night lights.

jill190 said...

I have co2 detector, smoke detector, and a couple fire extinguisher all around the house.

Angela Ash said...

What we do around my home to encourage safety is keep it clean, especially the kitchen area. I work in a kitchen & am ServSafe certified so I know a lot of the dangers lurking in just that room. We also have a fire extinguisher hanging on the wall.

Becca Ann said...

We practice fire safety and have plans in case

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