This Sunday, November 5th, marks the end of daylight saving time. We’re all used to changing our clocks, but did you know the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York advises that you also change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms?
71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries, according to The National Fire Protection Association. The NFPA additionally reports that three of every five home-fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Fire safety officials urge residents to install at least one smoke alarm on every floor of their residence, including the basement and each sleeping area.
FASNY encourages homeowners to install 10-year smoke alarms that cannot be easily disabled. A state law effective in 2019 will require all smoke alarms sold in New York to be equipped with sealed non-removable batteries that will last at least 10 years.
Valu carries batteries from Eveready and Energizer, as well as a wide selection of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. We’re here to make sure you stay safe this Fall, and year round!
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