I can never seem to remember to change the batteries in small appliances and electrical devices. Heck I can’t even remember which one’s have batteries. Our home system is a part of the home security system. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a good idea on how to remember to change the batteries.

We at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urge you to check your alarms this weekend when you set your clocks one hour ahead for Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday at 2 a.m.

This is a great time to put fresh batteries in your alarms. Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms do an important job of giving you and your family time to escape a fire or CO poisoning incident, but only if they have batteries that are working.  CPSC recommends replacing batteries in alarms once every year.

Why is this so important?  Because about 2,200 people die in home fires on average and there are about 400 CO poisoning deaths each year.

If you missed it this year, change them now and then put it on your cell phone calendar for next daylight savings.

Daylight Saving Time change smoke and CO alarm batteries, by CPSC Blogger

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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