Coin lithium batteries can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, key-less entry devices for your car, flame-less candles and children’s books with sound. If ingested, these coin-sized lithium batteries can cause serious chemical burns in as little as two hours. Yet in a survey conducted by Energizer, 62 percent of parents reported being unaware of the risk associated with coin lithium batteries. That is a very scary statistic and exactly why I wanted to share with our readers. Energizer led the industry by being the first to voluntarily develop packaging for its 20 millimeter coin lithium batteries that meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) strict guidelines for child-resistant packaging. The 4 S’s of Coin Lithium Battery Safety
- STORE devices that use coin lithium batteries out of reach of children
- SECURE the battery compartments of device
- SELECT battery packaging that meets federal guidelines for child resistance, such as Energizer’s coin lithium battery packaging
- SHARE this information with your friends and family
We received a great package from Energizer and got to see how the packaging is difficult and impossible for little hands to open. I have a 3 year old and I tested this out on her and she, thankfully, could NOT get it open. She was able to get open a competitors package open slightly, if I were to leave her she for sure would have gotten it all the way open. Also, received this adorable Sleep Beauty night light for her room, which she loves. We need to keep our kids safe and I am glad that Energizer has stepped up to help do the same. If it is suspected that a child has swallowed a coin lithium battery, it is important to go to the emergency department immediately. For more information on child safety and coin lithium battery safety, please visit nsc.org, www.energizer.com, TheBatteryControlled.com and www.poison.org/battery.
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