Button batteries are a serious health risk to small children
Threats to your child’s safety can come in many shapes and sizes. You might not know it, but something as small as a button battery can actually cause serious injury and even death in small children.
The National Capital Poison Center has issued a warning because of the number of button battery injuries is on the rise.
So what exactly is a button batteries and why are they so dangerous. They are small round batteries found in small electronics, such as:
- Remote controls
- Key fobs
- Holiday ornaments
- Games and toys
These small, shiny objects are very appealing to infants. When a button battery is ingested, it gets stuck in a child’s throat, the saliva triggers an electrical current that causes a chemical reaction that can burn the esophagus. Once burning begins, damage can continue even after the battery is removed.
Swift medical intervention is an extremely important step when parents find an opened remote control or a missing battery that may have been swallowed by an infant or young child. Children with suspected battery
Tips For Protecting Your Children:
- Store all spare batteries in safe places, where children will not be able to access.
- Ensure all household devices that contain button batteries are secured shut.
- Use tape to secure compartments shut if possible.
- Purchase products that require a screwdriver or other tool to open the battery compartment.
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- Written by Jill Fowler