Days are getting shorter and nights longer as winter approaches. Soon Daylight Savings Time will end, on November 7. Years ago I remember taking my daughter to Sunday School and finding no one there. Confused, I returned home only to learn that I had forgotten to turn my clock back.
There are loads of things we all forget–consciously and unconsciously. However, testing and changing smoke alarm batteries definitely should never be one of them. Did you know that in the 96% of American homes with smoke alarms, many do not work.
Q: Why? A: Batteries, worn out or worse–missing.
Energizer, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and many fire departments across America are asking you to do something now. On November 7, start a habit of checking smoke alarms with every fall time change. This one will help not hurt. A working smoke alarm can cut the risk of dying in home fires by 50%. It can also cut injuries by giving time, critical time, to escape.
Visit the CYCCYB tab on the Energizer Bunny Facebook page. If you make a pledge to change your smoke alarm batteries, share the message with others, and/or create your own home escape plan, Energizer will donate batteries to help local fire departments nationwide. Last year Energizer donated 200,00 batteries. The challenge to you is help double up the donations. 400,000 batteries can do a lot of good.
ONE winners will receive a First Alert smoke alarm, along with a 2-pack of 9volt Energizer® Max® batteries.
HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)
To enter leave a comment on this post telling me how often you change the batteries in your smoke alarm.
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THE SMALL PRINT.
US addresses only please. This contest will end on Wednesday 11/10/10 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!
I received the same items that the giveaway winner will receive. This review is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.