Daylight Savings Time

Posted on March 3, 2020

Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms

This Weekend Daylight Saving Time begins March 8

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 9.  Fresh batteries allow smoke and CO alarms to do their jobs saving lives by alerting families of a fire or a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide in their homes. Also check the manufacturing dates on the detectors (stamped on the label). Smoke alarms are good for 10 years, CO detectors are good for 5 years.