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Coin lithium button batteries can cause severe injuries when swallowed.

Electronic devices are a part of daily life. And they’re getting smaller, slimmer and sleeker. But inside the battery compartment of mini remote controls, small calculators, watches, key fobs, flameless candles and other electronics, may be a very powerful coin-sized button battery. When swallowed, these batteries can get stuck in the throat and cause severe burns. Small children often have easy access to these devices, and many parents do not know there is a risk.

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Preventing Injuries. Protecting Families.

The Battery Controlled is a partnership to raise awareness about the severity of this issue and share information with parents, caregivers and the medical community. Launched by Energizer and Safe Kids Worldwide, this effort is committed to helping parents prevent children from swallowing coin-sized button batteries.
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In 2010 alone, more than 3,400 button battery swallowing cases were reported in the U.S., resulting in 19 serious injuries and in some cases, deaths.

Prevention

Kids under 4 are at the greatest risk. Many coin-sized button batteries can appear “invisible” to parents because devices come with the batteries already installed. To keep your children safe:

Treatment

Keeping these batteries locked away and secured in devices is key, but if a coin-sized button battery is swallowed, you should follow these steps:

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Electronic devices are a part of daily life. And they’re getting smaller, slimmer and sleeker. But inside the battery compartment of mini remote controls, small calculators, watches, key fobs, flameless candles and other electronics, may be a very powerful coin-sized button battery. When swallowed, these batteries can get stuck in the throat and cause severe burns. Small children often have easy access to these devices, and many parents do not know there is a risk.

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Raising Awareness and Preventing Harm

Energizer and Safe Kids Worldwide have partnered to bring more awareness to this issue and help parents and caregivers prevent injuries to young children. We are on a mission to provide life-saving information through this website, various Safe Kids Worldwide websites, video, social media channels and more.

The Battery Controlled partnership will work closely with electronics manufacturers to encourage them to make all battery compartments child resistant, not just those designed for children.

Together we can help families and caregivers prevent serious harm and save lives.

About Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability to children ages 1 to 14. More…
About Energizer
Energizer is committed to improving its coin lithium button battery packaging to help keep kids safe. In 2012, these batteries will feature additional safety warnings and more secure packaging. For more…

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