The Battery Controlled

As demand grows for slimmer and sleeker electronic devices, so does demand for the coin lithium batteries that power them. And with that, the risk grows that a small child will swallow one. When a coin-sized button battery gets stuck in a child’s throat, the saliva triggers an electrical current. This causes a chemical reaction that can severely burn the esophagus in as little as two hours.

Click on the links below to access resources to learn more about this growing child safety threat and help spread the word.

Babysitter Checklist
Fact Card

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