With two small kids in the house safety is something that I am constantly trying to improve on. Before my kids were even born I started getting my house infant and child-proof but even with the most prepared of parents there is always potential dangers that you may not even be aware of. September 1-7th is National Childhood Injury Prevention Week and to help bring to light some of these dangers the National Safety Council and Energizer have teamed up to share some important tips that every parent should know to help prevent injuries from the ingestion of Coin Lithium batteries.
Many people don’t realize just how dangerous these small coin lithium batteries can be but if swallowed these coins can cause serious chemical burns in only a matter of hours. Coin lithium batteries can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for your car, flameless candles and even children’s books with sound.
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™
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
To put the new Energizer packages to the test I was given a package of Energizer Coin Lithium Batteries and a competitors package of similar batteries. I was SHOCKED to see just how easily it was for me to open up the package of the competitors brand. I barely pulled the sides apart and I could see the side of the silver battery. The Energizer package was not so easy! I had to open it with a pair of scissors, otherwise it wasn’t coming open. Batteries may look harmless but they most definitely are not if ingested. If you think your child may have swallowed a coin lithium battery it is extremely important that you take your child to the ER immediately.
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*I received a Energizer Products and Gift Card in Exchange for my post. All opinions expressed are my own.