To kick off Daylight Savings Time, clocks “spring forward”. In addition to changing all of the clocks throughout your home to reflect the time change, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) wants to remind everyone that this is also a good time to change the batteries in all of your home’s smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.


To stay safe, replacing batteries in all smoke alarms should be done at least once a year, but changing them while changing all of your clocks serves as a great reminder. In addition, smoke alarms should be tested once a month and if an alarm “chirps”, warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away. Check out the Smoke Alarm Safety at Home poster for more tips.

At Swartz & Swartz we understand the necessity of taking important safety precautions to protect the ones we love. If you or family members have suffered significant burn injuries as the result of a fire, please contact one of our personal injury attorneys at Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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