I hate to admit it, but when it comes to checking my smoke detectors I sometimes fall down on the job! My parents have the right idea in their home – my dad is diligent about changing the batteries in their smoke detectors regularly, they have a carbon monoxide detector and they have a fire extinguisher in their kitchen because they know the value of having these items to help and keep them safe!
In the United States, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) worked together to develop a great program to help people keep their families safe! November 7th (the date that Daylight Savings time ends) will also mark the 23rd anniversary of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program. This program encourages people to use this date as a reminder to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. It is an important thing to remember to do because, according to the National Fire Prevention Association, “Forty percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 23 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate.”
To encourage people to participate in this program, many local fire departments in the US distribute free batteries to facilitate the changing on batteries in these life-saving devices. According to Energizer, over the past 22 years they have donated more than 4 million batteries to local fire departments for this program.
How can you get involved? This year it is really easy to do! With your help, Energizer can potentially double their donation of batteries to local fire departments for this program and it only takes a couple of mouse clicks for you to help! According to Energizer, “When people visit the CYCCYB tab on the Energizer Bunny Facebook page, (www.facebook.com/energizerbunny), they can send a Change Your Clock Change Your Battery reminder to their friends to trigger a battery donation. In addition, people can make an online pledge to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors or develop a home escape plan online to help increase the number of batteries the company donates this year, up to 400,000 batteries.”
One small move can make all the difference!
As a means of encouraging people to use smoke detectors in their homes, Energizer has also offered a great giveaway for My Little Review Corner readers!
Giveaway: Energizer has generously offered one US reader a First Alert smoke alarm, along with a 2-pack of 9volt Energizer® Max® batteries!
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*Contest closes at 6:00 pm EST on Friday, November 12th, 2010. Open to residents of the US, 18+ years of age*
Winner will be contacted with the email left in the post and will have 2 days to respond. The winner be posted on this site.