Energizer Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries!


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Energizer Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

November 6th!

I always dread this time of year (and this time in Spring), as it is such an adjustment to get used to new daylight hours, it getting dark earlier, etc. It used to really bother me when my kids were little! But along with the dread, is a good feeling of knowing I am doing the right thing in protecting my family. It is always nice to be aware of this very important task, and I thank the Energizer Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries reminder!

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It is so easy to overlook changing the batteries, and honestly, most people don’t think about it until the annoying, high-pitched screeching sound comes from one of the smoke alarms, alerting you to a low battery. Some call it a “chirp”, but that sounds so innocent. I remember one time in particular, when we heard the dreaded chirp. Naturally it was in the middle of the night. My husband got up to deal with it, but couldn’t locate the correct alarm. He went walked around the house several times, getting really frustrated. I couldn’t help it – I was in bed just giggling hysterically. It just struck me funny. Of course I had to compose myself before he came back in, after finally locating the guilty smoke alarm.

It just makes sense to get in the habit of changing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors every time you change the clocks. It is so important, yet very simple. Keeping our family safe is our number one priority. We are always diligent about making sure that our kids are buckled in carseats properly, and we keep an eagle eye on them when they are out playing or at the store with us. Why wouldn’t we do the same to keep our kids safe at home?

Energizer 9Vbatteries #StillGoing
Did you know that according to the National Fire Protection Association, 71% of smoke alarms failed, as they had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. That is a scary number, and should definitely be a reminder for all of us!

While you are changing the batteries, it’s also a great time to check on your other electronic devices to make sure that the batteries are still good. Some examples are home surveillance cameras, flashlights, portable chargers, smart thermostats, etc.

October was National Fire Prevention month, and Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs want to make sure you make safety a priority. That extra hour that you will get on November 6th would be a perfect time to replace the batteries. Don’t forget about battery powered medical devices either!

For 29 years, the Energizer® brand has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to help keep families safe through the Change Your Clock Change Your Batteries™ program. Every fall, Energizer® and the IAFC work to remind people of the simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, along with all of your home safety devices, when setting the clocks back for daylight saving time.

Did you know that Energizer provides smart energy for smart devices? Yep – they have all kinds of sizes and products to take care of all of your needs, including internet & smart phones, etc. These devices enhance the safety and security of your home devices.

We have always depended on Energizer batteries and pretty much only buy them. The only exception would be if needed batteries right away and they weren’t available. When my husband and I were dating (some 20-odd years ago), we both loved the Energizer bunny. I actually bought a plush Energizer bunny for him way back then, and we still have it! He has moved from house to house with us, and we will always keep him. This guy is probably 23 years old or so, and is #StillGoing! Look at his flip flops. Just look at them!

Retro Energizer Bunny plush
But back to fire safety. One really important thing that you should consider if you haven’t already done so, is to create a fire escape plan with the whole family. Let the kids be involved – it might have even more of an impact when their input has been included. Practice this plan over and over. One suggestion I have is to print the plan, make copies, and apply it to each bedroom in the house. Maybe make the plan somewhat colorful so the kids really pay attention to it.

Make sure you visit the Energizer website, where you can find some fun fire safety coloring pages for the kids.

Thank you again for the reminder – Energizer Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries!

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Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!


  1. It is so important to remember to change the batteries in the smoke detectors because a dead smoke detector is no help. I got a big package of energizer batteries just for this!

  2. I usually change mine on New Years day but love the tips and reminder to everyone to change those batteries. We buy MANY of their batteries in our home.

  3. I don’t change them until I can see that they are starting to die, and that can take several years. Why do they take several years? Because I do use Energizer batteries. They are the best.

  4. I think that this is a great routine to get into. My alarm battery always dies at 4AM never when I’m awake. Energizer batteries are a reliable product. I usually buy that brand if I can.

  5. Thanks for the reminder. I did a study in school to test which has a longer battery life Duracell or Energizer and found that Duracell had a longer battery life each time.

  6. Audrey Stewart on

    I always have Energizer batteries on hand. I live in a Hurricane area, and we do get a lot of storms. If someone spits across town, we lose our power. It’s co-op, and they really don’t care.

  7. I really should get rechargable batteries, I would feel more comfortable changing my batteries if I weren’t throwing them away everytime. And Energizer is my battery of choice. Most everyone has more remotes now; battery operated clocks; toys; flashlights. I even use motion detector lighting outside with LED lights, that last a long time, but eventually you are going to have to change the batteries.

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