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Don't Forget To Fall Back, Change Batteries

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Don't forget to set your clock back this weekend and change batteries in smoke alarms and CO detectors. Don't forget to set your clock back this weekend and change batteries in smoke alarms and CO detectors.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds you that Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 3rd.

Don't forget to set your clock back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, November 2nd.

The CPSC also reminds you to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. 

According to the National Fire Prevention Association, three out of five fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

The U.S. Census Bureau's American Housing Survey for 2011 showed only three out of four homes reported they changed the batteries in their smoke alarms in the last six months.

The CPSC says batteries should be replaced in alarms every year and people should test their alarms every month to make sure those alarms are working.

CO alarms are just as important.  Carbon monoxide is called the invisible killer because you can't see or smell it.  Each year from 2007 to 2009, the CPSC says there were nearly 170 carbon monoxide deaths involving products under their jurisdiction, including portable generators and home heating systems.

CO alarms should be installed on every level of the home and outside sleeping areas.  Like smoke alarms, CO alarms need fresh batteries every year and should be tested once a month.

 

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