RadioShack Reminder: Help Keep Your Family Safe by Springing for New Batteries as You Spring Forward for Daylight Saving Time

RadioShack Reminder: Help Keep Your Family Safe by Springing for New Batteries
                as You Spring Forward for Daylight Saving Time

Change Your Clocks and Change Your Batteries, This Sunday, March 10.

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 8, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --RadioShack Corporation (NYSE:
RSH) encourages everyone to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon
monoxide (CO) detectors when resetting clocks for Daylight Saving Time, which
starts in most areas of the country on Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 a.m.

"To keep your home and family safe, it's critical to change the batteries in
your smoke and CO[2] detectors at least once a year," said eHow's Tech
Editorial Director Dave Johnson. "We recommend changing these at the same time
you reset your clocks for Daylight Saving Time. That way, it's easy to

Every home should have smoke detectors and CO monitors, but it's also
important to remember they require some minor maintenance and don't last
forever. In addition to replacing batteries in these important home safety
tools at least once a year, batteries should also be changed anytime a
detector emits a low-power warning. This usually sounds like a chirp that
occurs once a minute. And if a smoke detector is more than 10 years old, the
entire detector should be replaced.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a working smoke alarm
significantly increases one's chances of surviving a home fire, and it's
estimated that one third of smoke alarms are not working, often due to
worn-out batteries. To help combat this statistic and encourage consumers to
take the simple step of changing batteries to ensure home safety, RadioShack
is offering a buy one, get one free deal on Enercell 9V 4-pack alkaline
batteries now through March 16, a perfect match for most smoke detectors.

"Since joining RadioShack, I've learned a lot about home safety and disaster
preparedness," said Amy Shineman, Director of Consumer and Product Marketing
at RadioShack. "I am proud RadioShack provides a convenient place where our
neighbors can find products—ranging from batteries and security systems to
weather radios and flashlights—to help protect their homes and power through

In addition to changing the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors, now is
also a convenient time to check the batteries in your weather preparedness
kits and other safety appliances. A well-stocked weather safety kit should
contain a flashlight, portable power for your electronics, an emergency radio,
walkie-talkies, bottled water and dry goods. Additional alkaline batteries are
always good to have on hand in case of emergency.

For more information on batteries and other home safety products, visit
www.radioshack.comor your nearby RadioShack store. Some restrictions apply
for the buy one, get one free offer. Offer ends March 16. See store for

About RadioShack Corporation

RadioShack(NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile
technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and
home technology and power supply needs.RadioShack^®offers consumers a
targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and
services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major
wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping
environment.RadioShackemploys more than 34,000 knowledgeable and helpful
sales experts globally.RadioShack's retail network includes more than 4600
company-operated stores inthe United StatesandMexico, 1500 wireless phone
centers inthe United States, and more than 1000 dealer and other outlets
worldwide. For more information onRadioShack Corporation, please; to purchase items online, please^®is a registered trademark licensed
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