Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

energizer change battery

So it was hard for me to believe that last weekend was Daylight Savings Time already. I mean I feel like we just turned the clocks ahead and now we are turning them back already, which to me means winter is here. By winter I think of snow, getting dark early and basically not going out!

Well November 4th not only was the day we got an extra hour of sleep, but it also marked the 25th anniversery of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) once again worked with local fire departments nationwide to raise awareness on the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. These devices are a must-have to help families stay safe in their homes.

Did you know that 38% of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no 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 (according to the Fire Analysis and Research Division of the National Fire Protection Association.)

Energizer wants everyone to stay safe and is asking that you make sure you change the batteries in both your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It is the easiest to do while you are going around and changing all your clocks and it makes it easy to remember! Changing a battery could really mean the difference between life or death.

For some extra safety tips and advice you can also print out some Fun Safety sheets for kids, an Escape Plan Grid and more through the Energizer Facebook page.

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.


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I also want to comment on just how cool the flashlight and candle is from Energizer:

This Energizer flashlight has LED lights, can use different batteries, has a whistle alarm attached for emergencies and a safety checklist on it:

energizer flashlight

How cool is that – you can use 2 AA, 2 AAA OR 2 C batteries!

energizer batteries

And finally the Energizer Flameless candle looks awesome:

energizer candle

BUY IT: Look for Energizer batteries at a mass retailer near you.

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive an Energizer Family Safety Kit


  • Reusable grocery tote
  • One 2-pack of Energizer® MAX® Batteries (9v) with Power Seal Technology – Dependable, powerful performance for the devices that help keep your family safe; now hold their charge when stored for up to 5 years
  • One Energizer® Flameless Wax Candle – Enjoy the realistic flicker of a scented wax candle without the worry of open flame or hassle of soot and dripping wax
  • One Energizer® Weatheready® Safety Light – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries; includes safety whistle and imprinted preparedness checklist
  • One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm

The total value of the Family Safety Kit is approximately $78 per kit.

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Speak Your Mind



  1. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    We always have flashlights ready with fresh batteries in the house

  2. Sarah Harding says:

    Must have a winter emergency kit for the car.

  3. We always try to keep extra batteries around, thanks!

  4. shirley zolenski says:

    A must have safety item is batteries

  5. carol lewis says:

    have a place to meet

  6. Both a carbon monoxide detector & a smoke alarm are must haves in any home.

  7. Gaines Simmons says:

    Ear plugs and a well-maintained vehicle.

  8. Vikki Billings says:

    Everyone should have a carbon dioxide sensor

  9. Marty Harris says:
  10. kathy pease says:

    a must have for us is 4 gallon jugs of water..we always stock up in case

  11. sandra davis says:

    definately flash light

  12. First aid kit and water. Thank you for the great giveaway! :)

  13. David Balkin says:

    Always have an emergency kit in case of a disaster!

  14. fire ext. by the stove.

  15. I gave my kids all flashlights in their stockings last year….that way when we loose power they could each have their own.

  16. Pameula Henson says:

    I keep candles, flash light, weather radio, and ready to eat meals and water on hand.

  17. Must have flashlights in every bedroom.

  18. We have flashlights all over the house! It’s a necessity!

  19. Richard Hicks says:

    one tip is to make sure everyone knows what to do in an emergency before it happens!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  20. Jennifer Reed says:

    A few must have items for my family for emergency situations are family medications and medical information.

  21. I try to have several bottles on water on hand as well as batteries. I really want a flashlight that stays plugged into the wall and comes on when the power goes out.

  22. First aid kit.

  23. Hesper Fry says:

    Flashlights and batteries are a must have for us.

  24. I keep food, water, batteries and candles. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. Nance Meyer says:

    Batteries and extra water

  26. first aid kit is a must!

  27. Jemima Puddleduck says:

    Use flashlights instead of candles…don’t want to strike a match if there is a gas leak

  28. We are getting a new generator for Christmas.
    Thanks for the chance!

  29. Flashlights with extra batteries are a must for us so when the power’s out we can see our way around the house.

  30. Jessica Cox says:

    bottled water is a must

  31. We must have candles and flashlights.

  32. Flashlights

  33. Definitely have flashlights and batteries.

  34. Mary Anderson says:

    We keep a flashlight in every room.

  35. A must have for us is to have lots of batteries and flashlights.

  36. glowsticks and a battery powered lantern

  37. Keep extra medication & prescriptions in your emergency kit.

  38. Have flashlights ready.


  39. We have fire extinguishers and extra batteries for flashlights, and a crank radio

  40. For power failures, batteries are essential for flashlights and radios.

  41. Donna George says:

    Definitely batteries. Plenty of flashlights, not so many batteries

  42. Letessha Williams says:

    meds–my son has epilepsy

  43. fire extinguisher in kitchen

  44. Stephanie Larison says:

    Flashlight with batteries

  45. Smoke alarms, fire extinguisher (we had to use it once, unfortunately, but it saved our house, and a family exit plan!

  46. Smoke alarms are a must!

  47. We have several fire extinguishers around the house!

  48. My tip is to make sure everyone in the family knows your emergency meeting spot in case you have to evacuate.

  49. Jess McCarthy says:

    Keep a fire extinguisher by the bed of everyone old enough to operate it safely!

  50. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    Must must must have a working flashlight.

  51. fire extinguisher is a must have item, along with a first aid kit

  52. Sarah Hall says:

    Always make sure that you have several flashlights in your home and fresh batteries for them in case of an emergency at night or a bad storm.

  53. Katie Morris Crider says:

    A fire ladder is a must have for our upstairs.

  54. Warm blankets are must-haves for my family. We keep a lot in an extra closet and in our vehicles in case the cars break down or we lose power in winter. Thanks.

  55. kath guerra says:

    i have an small old duffle bag with stuff we’d need in an emergency, a wind up flashlight and radio, some batteries, waterproof matches and candles, first aid kit, etc.

  56. Having radon levels checked in my basement

  57. HI,

    My safety tip is have a safe place to meet in case of a fire.


  58. need a generator

  59. Being in tornado alley…we have our candles, battery radio and flashlight all ready.

  60. nannypanpan says:

    we’ve learned to have a full tank of gas

  61. carbon monoxide detector

  62. Monique Rizzo says:

    A first aid kit!
    Thanks for the chance.

  63. We have a large supply of bottled water.

  64. virgomomwriter says:

    I keep the phone number for the electric company (to report outages) accessible, because when it’s dark, it’s hard to find!

  65. Ann Fantom says:

    A first aid kit is a must have item for our family

  66. For power failures, batteries are essential for flashlights and radios.

  67. Margaret Smith says:

    After loosing our power for almost 2 weeks after superstorm Sandy hit us, I’ve found that having good flashlights and a good radio is must haves and of course a stock of batteries.

  68. Only thing I would need is the smoke alarm & wax candle..

  69. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    My tip is to not underesetimate the importance of doing a drill every now and then.

  70. Jennifer Young says:

    Go over your fire safety plans often, especially with young children so they remember!

  71. Carrie Phelps says:

    My must have is flashlights with a lot of spare batteries.

  72. Karen Glatt says:

    We must have batteries and plenty of flashlights in case of emergence, and good working smoke detectors! The only batteries I trust are Energizer!

  73. we always have candles and flashlights on hand

  74. have a battery powered radio!
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  75. debbie jackson says:

    bottled water is our must have
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  76. flashlights – need them ready

  77. bandaids are a must have for us

  78. A fire extinguisher, flashlights, first aid kit

  79. Terri Betz says:

    Batteries! We have lots of flashlights and touch lamps that run off of batteries! We always need them actually! :)

  80. My Carbon monoxide detector is must for my 4 kids and myself

  81. Lisa Brown says:

    Must haves are extra light sources when the power goes out.

  82. We have several large candles handy, in case of a black-out.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  83. Sandy VanHoey says:

    A must have for us is our generator

  84. I keep cleaning supplies up high out of reach!