Energizer Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® and Smoke Alarm & Batteries Giveaway


Fire safety is obviously very important.  Yet it is all too easy to forget to maintain the simple devices we need to keep pour families safe.  Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors provide life saving warnings to alert your family in an emergency.  When was the last time you checked the batteries in these devices?  I’m speculating that it has been a while.  I know that my own family does not always remember to to check that the alarms are in working order.

As we take the time to turn the clocks back an hour (November 6) it is the perfect time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.  Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are asking parents to take a vital step to keep their kids safe at home – Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®.   It is such a simple thing to do and could potentially save your life in a fire emergency.

Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate. (Statistics provided by the National Fire Prevention Association)

Throughout October, Energizer is inviting parents across the country to join the Energizer Bunny® Brigade on Facebook (www.facebook.com/energizerbunny) for a chance to win free smoke alarms and batteries for their home or a grand prize of a home fire safety makeover. It’s a fun way to get people thinking about an important topic – home fire safety – and sharing positivity within their communities.

“For 23 years, Energizer, the IAFC and more than 6,200 fire departments have partnered to educate communities on the importance of home fire safety and having working smoke alarms,” said Michelle Atkinson, Vice President of Marketing for Energizer North America. “By having parents and families actively pledge to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, we are hoping they will share the information with their network of friends and hopefully help other families do this simple and life-saving task- now that’s positivenergy™

Two lucky Mama Report reader will win a smoke alarm equipped with Energizer batteries!



 I have not been compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.



  1. Yeah I’m the first to get it started!! I checked mine 6 months ago

  2. Summer Boyce says

    I honestly don’t remember the last time I changed the batteries.

  3. I change the batteries when it beeps, but also test several times a year.

  4. jodi adams says

    Changed our batteries in all of our smoke detectors every daylight savings time 🙂

  5. Sandy Oliver says

    Not sure – my husband is in charge of that? 🙂

  6. MAybe 3 months ago.

  7. Melora Brock says

    um, I have no carbon monoxide detectors. I did just change the batteries 2 weeks ago in my smoke detector!

  8. The last time we changed the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors was in May, just before our daughter was born.

  9. changed this past spring

  10. Amanda Kinder says

    The last time I changed the batteries were about a month or so ago.

  11. Jennifer Rogers says

    Um That is a really good question! I do not remember the last time I changed the batteries in my smoke alarm. May be I should change them today.

  12. I haven’t done it yet this year. I am one of those who changes the batteries when Daylight Savings Time ends.

  13. We don’t have a carbon monoxide detectors and I checked the smoke detectors a few months ago.

  14. Shannon Baas says

    When it beeps.

  15. I’m not even sure when the last time was.

  16. SaraLee Earegood says

    We change our batteries every 6 months

  17. I don’t actually even have smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors..:/ So I’d really like to win! lol

  18. valerie mabrey says

    about a year ago
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  19. I changed the batteries last year. I need to take care of that!

  20. It’s been over a year since I changed the batteries in my smoke alarms.

  21. I change my smoke detector batteries every year on new years weekend.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  22. last spring

  23. I haven’t change ours since we moved in here which was about a year ago

  24. sarah shult says

    I changed the batteries last month 🙂 sheshult@hotmail.com

  25. Julie Lynn Bickham says

    I only change them when the alarm says “low battery”

  26. changed them 3 days ago… it died and started beeping at 6 in the AM!!! aahhh!!

  27. Changed last time we changed the clocks.

  28. It has been a long time because all of our fire alarms are chirping. Thanks for the giveaway!

    aemgeg4 (@) yahoo (dot) com

  29. Lois Jones says

    We changed them about 3 months ago We match it up with our anniversary so it is easy to remember.

  30. I don’t even remember!!

    littleamberfaith at yahoo dot com

  31. paige chandler says

    I can’t remember. My bad. 🙂

  32. Linda Lansford says

    I changed them once a year

  33. Megan McGowan Parsons says

    I change them on the last day of every month. I am terrified of fires and knowing that there are good batteries in them makes it a little easier to sleep at night!

  34. Um, I don’t want to admit this, but a good year or two ago. Thanks for the reminder!

  35. Stephanie G says

    Changed them about 6 mo ago!

  36. renee walters says

    I don’t remember the last time they were changed. I know it was the last time they started beeping… Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  37. I changed mine about a month ago because they started beeping that the batteries were low.

  38. Probably about a year ago.

  39. Marjorie Whitney says

    We don’t even have a monixide detector! That means it’s certainly been too long…

  40. Julie Summa says

    Checked about 3 months ago!

  41. ericka coello says

    I’ve been living in my new house for 1 and a half years and I haven’t change the batteries ever since we move =S

  42. We changed the batteries last month. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Amanda Mclemore says

    I changed mine this last sping when the time changed:)

    mclemore102 at gmail dot com

  44. Sherry Hastings says

    We change ours twice a year at time change.

  45. Wow, I changed the batteries in our smoke alarms at this time last year, but I never thought to change the batteries in the carbon monoxide detector. Thanks for the reminder!

  46. I changed the batteries last winter. it’s almost time again this year!

  47. We always change the batteries when we change the clocks!

  48. We change our batteries when we change the clocks – twice a year.

  49. Kristin Sawatzke says

    I changed them about 3 months ago!

  50. Hannah McAuliffe says

    Our smoke alarm used to be the dinner bell, and we each had jobs to deal with it, I stood on the chair and fanned the cool air at it. ah, the good old days!

  51. ummm i dont know

  52. andy ferguson says

    I can’t even remember the last time. This giveaway was a good reminder.

  53. 3 months ago

  54. I am an awful person; we do not have smoke detectors. THank you

  55. last spring

  56. I change them when they start making that beeping sound.

  57. Charlotte Varner says

    Whenever they beep which has been a while.

  58. too long, great reminder! I think maybe over a year or so ago…

  59. beth shepherd says

    4 months ago
    thank you

  60. katklaw777 says

    In the spring…we change them with the daylight savings time change.

  61. Janel Myers says

    When I moved in–2 1/2 years ago 🙁

  62. Amanda Hoffman says

    its been awhile since i changed them

  63. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    They were last changed in the spring when the clocks were moved forward an hour. We will change again this coming Saturday when the clocks are moved back an hour

  64. last fall

  65. i do not have a carbon monoxide detector… i changed batteries in sept

  66. I actually changed my mine Monday when I realized only one worked after my cupcakes caught on fire. Seriously, I’m a good baker!

  67. I changed my batteries the last time the clocks changed. though I just noticed there is a smoke alarm in the garage I did not know was there.

  68. I *think* I changed them a around a year ago. Thanks for the reminder.

  69. Katherine D. says

    just last week 🙂

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  70. I change the batteries when it beeps

  71. chantal cooper says

    just noticed, I dont have a single one in my house.. OOPPPSSSSS

    chantal cooper
    chantalgiardina (at)yahoo(dot)com

  72. Changed the batteries in the spring, when DST started for the year.

  73. Umm its been a while! lol Maybe a year

  74. i changed the batteries last month.

  75. :::hangs head in shame:::

    I don’t remember the last time we changed them in the house and we do not have a carbon monoxide detector.

  76. Changed the batteries 2 weeks ago!

  77. We did it at the last time change in March

  78. That is a good question. My husband always does that job. I know that he does it regularly, but I’m not sure how often.

  79. Changed them when time changes

  80. Desiree Dunbar says

    I change them 2 times a year.

  81. changed them jan 1 every year

  82. shirley pebbles says

    I can’t remember the last time I changed the batteries.

  83. I don’t think I have in the 16 months we’ve lived here….

  84. I am afraid it has been a year or more. Thanks for the reminder.

  85. I honestly can’t remember when they were changed last. That’s not good!

  86. 2 mos. ago

  87. kathy pease says

    I just changed mine a few months ago

  88. tracey johnson says

    we change ours when the time changes

  89. It has been too long to remember..so that means they need changing! I will change them when we set back the clocks

    trippyjanet at gmail dot com

  90. I changed ours when it was spring forward!

  91. Bonnigene Cloud says

    We just changed some batteries when we moved into our new house last week…but want more smoke detectors because it is a big, big house

  92. we changed our batteries about 6 months ago.

  93. Angela Cisco says

    Not sure, probably should go check them when I’m done here.

  94. I would say about a year ago.

  95. Tiffany Noell says

    I hate to say this, but I have never changed the battery, I know it still works though because my baby thinks its funny when it goes off

  96. Barbara Bee says

    I’m ashamed to say that I took the batteries out of my smoke detector about 11 years ago because it kept going off when I was cooking. I wonder what that says about my cooking? Anyway, I finally repainted the hall where it was, and the screws in the ceiling reminded me that I really did need a smoke detector. So I bought a combo smoke/carbon monoxide detector about 2 weeks ago and just installed it. Now I need another one for the other end of the house.


  97. The last time I changed batteries was 6 months ago

  98. Barbara Evans says

    I don’t remember when they were last changed.

  99. I changed them 6 months ago. Thanks for the giveaway.

  100. Angela Winesburg says

    About 6 months ago

  101. We change them every time the clocks change with daylight savings…so we’ll be swapping this weekend for new batteries.

  102. JoAnna Kane says

    I haven’t changed the batteries since I bought the house. Guess I probably will now.

  103. We changed them 4 months ago.

  104. Michelle Hagewood says

    We just bought our house and we actually don’t even have any smoke detectors

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  105. I have lived on this house for 5 years I think and I have never changed the batteries, oops!
    ericka082 at gmail dot com

  106. Guilty as charged – I changed them this time last year.

  107. I changed them several months ago.

  108. New years

  109. The last time I changed the clocks.

  110. We do it the day we bring in our Christmas tree, so it’s been since last December.

  111. It’s been a year since we changed the batteries in our smoke detectors.

  112. I change them when we change the clocks.

  113. I try to change on DST every year!

  114. carol lewis says

    My hubby did this a few months ago but we do not have a carbon monoxide detector.
    spcale at yahoo dot com.

  115. I changed them earlier this year

  116. crystal allen says

    we changed them 2 weeks ago, it was fire awareness week at my kids school and ironically, 3 of our 10 smoke detectors batteries were low and beeping, we do need to replace 2 more smoke detectors for our home though. thanks clallen at ntin dot net

  117. Thanks for the reminder. I don’t remember the last time we changed our batteries. I am going to check on it now.

  118. Kat Emerick says

    I hate to say it but… I don’t have any smoke detectors or anything like that. I should since my house is over 125 years old.

  119. Actually I just bought brand new ones a month ago 🙂

    winchappy @ gmail.com

  120. Jayme From WI says

    We changed our smoke detector batteries this summer–one had started the low charge beeping, so we changed them all.

    jaymee76 at gmail dot com

  121. Jennifer R says

    We changed them last March when Daylight Savings time began. reejen at comcast dot net

  122. James Coyne says

    The last time i changed the batteries was a couple months ago

  123. We just moved into a new house so i am not sure when they were changed.


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