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.
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:
- (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
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)
*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.