With the end of daylight saving time, we set our clocks back an hour but did you change the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm?
Change your clocks, change your batteries.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, by simply changing your batteries it’ll help to make a difference in reducing the more than 360,000 fires in homes each year.
Did you know that there are roughly 2,200 deaths and 11,000 ER related injuries each year? Proper installation, operation, and maintenance of smoke alarms reduce the risk of property damage, injuries, and death.
“Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years but smoke alarms with any other type of battery need a new battery at least once a year,” said the National Fire Prevention Association.
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