We all have little ones running around whether it be our own or our grandbabies, we all also have batteries everywhere. Most things nowadays requires batteries of some kind and did you know that Coin lithium batteries can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for your car, flameless 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.
In support of National Childhood Injury Prevention Week (September 1-7, 2013), the National Safety Council and Energizer have teamed up to share some important tips every parent should know to help prevent injuries from the ingestion of Coin Lithium batteries to help keep kids safe.
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 devices
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
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. They also developed a national awareness campaign in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide called The Battery Controlled, which works to alert parents and caregivers to the dangers of swallowing coin lithium batteries. Identifying ways its products can help keep families safe is part of the Energizer commitment to designing its products with people in mind and investing in programs that have a positive impact on the world. That’s positivenergy™
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.comand www.poison.org/battery.
We took the Challenge
We took the challenge to see how easy/hard it is to open the Energizer Coin lithium batteries as well as a different brand of Coin lithium batteries. Both are similar packaging but the only one I wasn’t able to open was indeed the Energizer package. That was kind of alarming and scary at the same time. If I can open it, I know my 5 year old can open a package of coin batteries I’m sure younger kids could, too. The factor that younger kids could swallow these is just too scary to even think about. I’m sooo glad that Energizer took the extra step and made the package safer than ever before. If it means I need a scissor to open these packages so be it, but it also means my child is safe and I don’t have to worry about her eating a coin battery.
One lucky 2Boys+1Girl=OneCrazyMom reader will win the fun Energizer Prize pack that will include:
Two (2) packages of Energizer Coin Lithium batteries
One (1) Energizer LED Nightlight (winner’s choice between Sleeping Beauty or Cars)
One (1) Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light
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