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Daylight Savings Time: Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® – Energizer Giveaway

energizer_logoI cannot believe that we are going to be changing our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time in just about a month on Nov. 3. Fot 26 years Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and fire departments nationwide join forces for the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program to raise awareness of the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in helping to keep families safe in their homes.

Did you know, thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.*

energizer Family Safety Kit

That’s why it’s important that not only is your smoke alarm working but that your batteries are also changed out. We’ve taken the recommendation from Energizer each year and update our batteries with the time change. It’s become routine to change the batteries as well as the clocks as we make our way around our home. We were sent a family safety kit and what I like about the talking smoke and fire alarm is that it’s great for small kiddos. When I was a kid we had a fire in our home and I can say how scary and confusing it was, I want my children to be able to be prepared and stay safe in case of fire.

Stock up on new batteries today with Energizer and be sure to connect with Energizer on Facebook for all the latest news! 

From now through November 3, visit the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab.  Here you will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win an additional Family Safety Kit.  Energizer will be giving away one Family Safety Kit per day. 

Giveaway!

Family Safety Kit complete with a reusable grocery tote containing:

  •  One 16-pack Energizer® MAX® AA Batteries years
  •  One 1-pack of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries
  •   One Energizer® Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlight – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries
  •   One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm

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153 Comments

  1. Gianna on October 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Tell them what to do in emergencies and yes.



  2. Marcy Strahan on October 29, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I change the batteries every 6 months unless it gives me a warning beep. I make sure in everyroom at least one window is not blocked by furniture & is easy to open in case needed to exit.



  3. Bryan E. on October 29, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway…we have a family fire safety / emergency plan that we practice with the kids; change smoke detector batteries every New Year’s Day.



  4. Christian Alejandro on October 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I change the batteries every several months.



  5. Trisha McKee on October 29, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    We plan in case of emergency the exits and where to meet afterwards. I change the batteries twice a year.



  6. Michelle Tucker on October 29, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I do change our batteries. We do a fire drill every 3 months or so.



  7. Karrie Millheim on October 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    We change smoke alarm batteries often but we also keep stocked on batteries here in case of power outages.



  8. Michelle C on October 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    We change the batteries, in the smoke alarms every year, when we turn the clocks.



  9. amber johnson on October 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I try to change them every year around this time. Sometimes I procrastinate and it happens a few days after.



  10. jessica on October 29, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I test my smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector regularly .



  11. Karen on October 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    We check our batteries frequently, change them if needed. Keep extra batteries on hand for emergencies.



  12. laurie on October 29, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    i change my batteries when the time changes its just easier for me to remember it then



  13. meme on October 29, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I change my batteries when we set the clocks up and back



  14. Chrystal J. on October 29, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I make sure that all fire detectors are in working order at least once a month.



  15. Lisa V. on October 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    We change the batteries twice a year.



  16. Barbara Butler on October 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    We change batteries every spring daylight savings time



  17. Vikki Billings on October 29, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I change the batteries in the smoke detectors once a year, I really should do it twice a year. I also could use one more smoke detector.



  18. amy deeter on October 29, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    we change are batteries everytime the clock changed in the spring and fall



  19. melissaandkeith miller on October 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    w change them every 6 months



  20. mary gardner on October 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    we test the batteries on all alarms once a month



  21. Joy Q on October 29, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I change the batteries in the smoke detectors twice a year.



  22. Laurie Pearson on October 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    We check our batteries and test our alarms



  23. Erica H on October 29, 2013 at 11:36 am

    We have both a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector and yes we do change the batteries with the daylight savings



  24. Leslie L Stanziani on October 29, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I change the batteries every time we change our clocks.We also test them every other month.We keep flashlights and candles in one central place as well as an emergency bag of food in the pantry.We also keep a lock box of important papers in my closet and all medicines in one location in case we have to ever leave in a hurry.



  25. Allison on October 29, 2013 at 10:17 am

    every six months



  26. Buddy Garrett on October 29, 2013 at 10:09 am

    We have a safety plan and we change the batteries in our smoke detectors when we change our clocks during daylight savings time.



  27. Krysta S on October 29, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I try to change the batteries in my smoke detectors 3x a year



  28. susan smoaks on October 29, 2013 at 9:49 am

    we change the batteries every time the time changes



  29. Melanie Montgomery on October 29, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I don’t change them as often as I should



  30. Jackee on October 29, 2013 at 7:10 am

    We change the batteries with every time change.



  31. Eileen Burke on October 29, 2013 at 7:04 am

    We change and check the batteries in our smoke detectors once per month.



  32. wendy rozema on October 29, 2013 at 6:11 am

    we change our batteries in the smoke detectors regularly, and we keep flashlights or candles in case the power goes out



  33. Eileen Richter on October 29, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Honestly we are not the best at remembering to check our smoke/fire alarm. And our C/02 detector was not working so was tossed out over 2 years ago. We are sorely lacking. I know one safety issue we can work on also is making sure our garage is clear for a clear exit, and to try out the couple of new windows we had to install in two of the kids bedrooms. I think kids AND parents should actually do a mock fire drill and see how to get out of the windows if necesssary.



  34. amy f on October 29, 2013 at 12:38 am

    smoke alarms



  35. Michele C on October 29, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I am installing a new smoke alarm with our home security.



  36. kristin sims on October 29, 2013 at 12:16 am

    we have a safety plan is an emergency occurs, and i live near the coast in florida, so we have generators, and evacuation bags with all of our important things in them, thank you!



  37. rose paden on October 28, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    We do check our batteries! We also have a plan encase of a fire!



  38. theodore esteghamat on October 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    We check our batteries often to be safe.



  39. melina r on October 28, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    We practice escaping from our house in case of a fire and we do change the batteries regularly.



  40. Rosanne on October 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Ours is hooked into the electrical but I keep flashlights on every floor and keep the house well locked from burglars and have a fire escape ladder upstairs



  41. krystal wethington on October 28, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    we have a safety plan and yes i check and change the batteries regularly.



  42. Lisa on October 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I have lived here two years and have not had to change them.



  43. Irv on October 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    We change batteries every spring daylight savings time.



  44. Angela Ash on October 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    We have a plan – everyone knows what to do and where to meet in case of an emergency. We also change out our batteries often. Only fresh batteries go into the smoke/carbon but we use the leftover juice from them for remotes & such.



  45. Jaque R. on October 28, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I do change the batteries in the smoke detectors on a regular basis and we have a plan for all for seeable emergencies….kind of long and complicated to cover them all but I think we have planned ahead logically. 🙂 Thank you.



  46. Brittney House on October 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    We try to stay safe by having a plan in case of emergencies. We also change our batteries every 6 months.



  47. Breanne on October 28, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    We change the batteries every 6 months



  48. kelly mcgrew on October 28, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    my landlord does it as part of inspections, (i live in a college apt)



  49. rochelle johnson on October 28, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    we change our batteries when we change the clocks



  50. Tricha on October 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Change batteries every 6 months



  51. Richard Hicks on October 28, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    We change batteries every spring. Also keep an emergency kit with food and medical supplies handy
    brich22 at earthlink dot net



  52. Angela W on October 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    We plan for safety and change batteries regularly



  53. Kim Parrott on October 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    We are fanatics about checking batteries in our detectors!



  54. Tammy Richards on October 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I check my batteries every couple months



  55. Tom Shewbridge on October 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    As a Paramedic, I keep safety a priority in the house, and while we travel. Batteries, Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguishers.



  56. Paula Tavernie on October 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    We change our batteries in our smokealarms when the time changes!



  57. michele dublin on October 28, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    one a year we do change our batteries in oue detectors. we also clean our lint traps out on our dryer.



  58. Douglas Houston on October 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    We change our batteries on June 1, the start of Hurricane Season



  59. Rebecca Peters on October 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    We do change our batteries



  60. Allison Downes on October 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I change the batteries on new years day

    Thank you for the chance to win!



  61. Jennifer Reed on October 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    We do change batteries in smoke detectors twice a year with the time change or any other time they beep and need it.



  62. Susan Smith on October 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I change our fire alarm batteries regularly. We also have an escape rout plan that we practice.



  63. Carol Mclemore on October 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

    We change the batteries in the alarms twice a year.



  64. Karen Drake on October 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I change the batteries in my smoke detector several times a year, I also keep a small emergency kit that has a flashlight, batteries, candles etc.



  65. david cosgrove on October 28, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I change the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors once a month.



  66. Ben G on October 28, 2013 at 9:18 am

    We have plenty of batteries and flashlights on hand. We change the batteries regularly.



  67. Sarah Hall on October 28, 2013 at 9:17 am

    We always try to change the batteries in the smoke alarm when we change the clocks back in the spring and fall.



  68. Debra Hall on October 28, 2013 at 8:07 am

    i change the batteries on my son’s birthday



  69. Carla on October 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I try to remember to change the batteries when I set the clocks in the spring & in the fall.



  70. Sky Kory on October 27, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    We change our batteries several times during the year.



  71. Michelle H on October 27, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    We change out our batteries as the low battery alarm sounds. We try to have extra supplies on hand.



  72. Lauren Flynn on October 27, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    We change our batteries twice a year and keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.



  73. Jill Myrick on October 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Yes, we change our batteries twice a year. We also have a fire drill once a month just in case so that everyone is comfortable with the routine.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com



  74. Linda Lansford on October 27, 2013 at 9:04 am

    we have fire alarms and extingueshers



  75. Heather B on October 27, 2013 at 5:59 am

    we have an escape plan and practice it so the kids know what ti di



  76. Vera P. on October 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I have trouble remembering when to change them on time but most of the time I am prepared and have a pack of new ones.



  77. Sarah L on October 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    time change, battery change.
    Thanks for the contest.



  78. tina reynolds on October 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

    i change when we change the clocks



  79. mysweetiepiepie on October 24, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I don’t change our batteries as often as I should but I do make sure to keep extra battieries on hand.



  80. Sandra on October 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    We have an escape plan and we practice it at least once a year



  81. Daniel M on October 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    we do change the batteries regularly



  82. Suzanne Denys on October 23, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Twice a year my apartment maintenance comes in and tests and replaces batteries on our smoke detector. I have a small stash of batteries for flashlights as well.



  83. Kari on October 23, 2013 at 7:15 am

    I’m afraid I’m one of those people who are not very prepared. I definitely need to stock up on batteries/flashlights, etc.



  84. Gloria S on October 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I change our fire alarm batteries regularly. My family has been told of escape routes.



  85. karen medlin on October 21, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    we have a escape plan in place and we try to go over it and practice every few months.. I keep a flashlight in each bedroom and swap our the batteries twice year or win needed.



  86. Rebecca Lock on October 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    We change our batteries twice a year and we have emergency kits set aside in case they are needed. We also review what to do in case of an emergency.



  87. Paige Chandler on October 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    OUR family has a safety plan, always have fresh batteries and flashlight on hand. We also have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen



  88. Susan Christy on October 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I change my batteries when the time changes – I tried to do it on Jan 1 and Jul 4 but I would forget.



  89. janna johnson on October 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I change batteries at christmas time.



  90. Theron Willis on October 20, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I change batteries every six months.

    To prepare for earthquake induced water shortage, I store water in several barells.

    Hope to win!



  91. Heather! on October 20, 2013 at 7:09 am

    We do change our batteries with DST. It’s a really convenient reminder. We also have a CO2 detector in our home.



  92. Paul Rio on October 20, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Tested once a month, replaced once a year.



  93. Stephen on October 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    No, I don’t change them but I should



  94. Linda G. on October 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I change the batteries in the spring and fall at the time change



  95. Katherine on October 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    batteries get changed once a year when the time changes



  96. rod jackson on October 19, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    We plan for safety and change batteries regularly



  97. Carol on October 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I keep batteries out of reach and change them every six months.



  98. Denise B. on October 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    The older ones are responsible for getting the younger ones out in the case of a fire.



  99. Jammie on October 19, 2013 at 10:47 am

    To be honest we dont even have smoke detectors, usually someone is always up in our home. I know we need to get working smoke detectors so we are safe.



  100. theresa on October 19, 2013 at 7:58 am

    loveee this



  101. Linda Meyers-Gabbard on October 19, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Unfortunately we do not prepair much other than to make sure all the flashlights have battries, we have a supply of candles. We do change batteries often



  102. Stephanie Larison on October 19, 2013 at 1:58 am

    We change the batteries in the alarms twice a year, every 6 months.



  103. Richie Cooper on October 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    This would be great to win.



  104. xty cruz on October 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    We always schedule checking our smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarm. Adding to this check plugs and sockets for any sign of anything



  105. Amy Orvin on October 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    We change our batteries in our smoke detector regularly and have a fire extinguisher handy.



  106. Maureen on October 18, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    We have smoke alarms, We have a Carbon monitor.
    We have a fire extinguisher. We have batteries and flashlights.
    We have water in bottles canned food.



  107. Donna L on October 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    We change the batteries twice a year.



  108. Kiara on October 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I always make sure to change the batteries in our smoke detector.



  109. Monique Rizzo on October 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Yes, we change em every 6 months.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com



  110. Jennifer T. on October 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

    We have a fire plan. We change our smoke detector batteries at DST.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com



  111. Rickie Hinrichs on October 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Batteries are changed once a year



  112. Cynthia R on October 18, 2013 at 6:36 am

    it beeps when battery is low and I have spares and switch them. We have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, and a security alarm system we can call for help quickly as well.



  113. Dawn Monroe on October 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

    We switch the batteries when the clocks go back. We also have a fire plan.



  114. Brandy Wilmoth on October 16, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I’m a slacker except for having plenty of canned foods and water… But we try to stay on top of our emergency batteries. I test them on the first of every month.



  115. heidi c. on October 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    We have an emergency kit at the ready. We test/change batteries of our smoke alarms with each season.



  116. Betty Baez on October 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I have an emergency preparedness kit and yes i do change batteries regularly.



  117. Sadie B. on October 16, 2013 at 6:39 am

    We change our batteries with the time change.



  118. Wehaf on October 15, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    We change our SD and CMD batteries once a year.



  119. Jamie W on October 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    We change the batteries at every time change. I do also have some emergency supplies stored



  120. Brad on October 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I change the batteries twice a year, when I change the clocks.



  121. Cassandra Eastman on October 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    We try to remember to change our battery’s often for sure and tell the kids what to do if there’s a fire.



  122. Keely Hostetter on October 15, 2013 at 8:06 am

    We don’t change them at a specific time but we do fire drills and review what the kids are to do in an emergency.



  123. Vicki Wurgler on October 15, 2013 at 6:57 am

    We change our batteries in our smoke detector on a regular basis and also have an escape plan



  124. Stephanie Galbraith on October 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    fire escape plan



  125. lisa lo on October 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I always think about getting a new smoke detector.



  126. Patricia Wojnar Crowley on October 14, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    We change the batteries every year in our smoke detectors!



  127. christina givens on October 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I change my flashlight and smoke detector batteries about every 4 months



  128. Tari Lawson on October 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    We change our batteries in our smoke detectors twice a year.



  129. Tamar on October 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I change my batteries when needed. My smoke alarm is wired so I don’t need to worry about batteries.



  130. Suzanne K on October 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I have a reminder on my Outlook to check the smoke detector batteries every single month!



  131. Stacey B on October 14, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Yes, we check to ensure the batteries are working every 30 days



  132. melissa Resnick on October 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    we change them 2xs a yr



  133. Madonna on October 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I keep batteries on hand, water and candles at the ready



  134. Taylor Closet on October 14, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Safety is our first priority. I ensure that smoke alarms are changed regularly and have spoken to our children about about our fire plan often.



  135. Kristie on October 14, 2013 at 8:03 am

    We try to change our batteries in our smoke detector on a regular basis and we have gone through exiting the house and a meeting place in case of a fire.



  136. kristin on October 14, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I live in a duplex and not being able to check the neighbors house constantly to make sure he is taking safe precautions – my family and I are always making sure the smoke detectors are working properly (our house, basement, hallway)- making sure everything is unplugged at night and when we leave the house. We keep a survival kit- extra batteries, flashlight, first aid kit, etc…



  137. Jennifer on October 14, 2013 at 6:36 am

    We change the batteries twice a year andI test our smoke detectors once a month.



  138. Jessica W on October 14, 2013 at 6:04 am

    we rent and aren’t allowed to do a lot of those things, but we make sure none of the things are beeping and that we have flashlights and water just in case



  139. betty on October 14, 2013 at 5:12 am

    The honest answer, we have batteries on hand for the fire/smoke detectors and do not change while the batteries still have useful life. We recycle too many batteries – we do not have any where near the amount of batteries we used to have in so many of the toys and electronics around the house.
    The standard is changing the batteries in OCT but the extended life batteries are useful significantly longer then that. We can test that they are functioning if we’ve been away on vacation, and no one in our house has ever removed a bettery to stop it from beeping. We have gotten the spare and replaced it when we first here that beep for attention.



  140. Gayle J on October 14, 2013 at 5:06 am

    We have flashlights and candles and we change the batteries twice a year



  141. debbie on October 14, 2013 at 4:48 am

    We change batteries twice a year. We have almost everything we need for an emergency.



  142. Cynthia C on October 14, 2013 at 4:45 am

    I keep water and batteries on hand for power failures. We are on a well and when we have no power, we have no water!



  143. Cheryl F. on October 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Our property is protected by a self-installed alarm and security system with seven outdoor night vision monitors. We’re prepared for power outages with a high voltage generator, but also keep plenty of candles and flashlights on hand, as well as batteries. We only change batteries when they die.



  144. Ann Fantom on October 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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



  145. mrsshukra on October 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    We have CCTV and always keep batteries at home!



  146. Emily Morelli on October 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I don’t think we do enough. We have candles, water, flashlights and a plan for how to get out in a fire. We change the batteries when we notice it’s not working.



  147. Kelly D on October 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    We do change the batteries, and keep extra water, flashlights and supplies ready.



  148. Mary P on October 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I make sure to change the batteries in our smoke detector. I always have extra batteries on hand for our flashlights.



  149. Danielle D on October 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Always make sure the batteries work have candles and extra blankets



  150. Laurie J on October 13, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Change the batteries in smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and keep flashlights on hand!



  151. Denise S on October 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I keep batteries out of reach and change them every six months.



  152. Shannon Baas on October 13, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    we do change them twice a year.



  153. alyce poalillo on October 13, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    We have a lot of power outages related to storms here so I always keep flashlights ready with fresh batteries. I also change the batteries in the smoke alarms twice a year.