Keeping kids safe around coin batteries
(KPLR) – Most people are familiar with little coin lithium batteries in children’s books with sound, mini remote controls, small calculators and such. These batteries can be very dangerous to children and many parents are unaware of just how bad they can be if swallowed.
Child safety expert Amy Heinzen, of the National Safety Council, spoke with Christine Buck about an educational campaign for parents and caregivers.
The 4 S’s of Coin Lithium Battery Safety
- Store devices that use coin lithium batteries out of reach of children
- Select battery packaging that complies with the child-resistant packaging standards and recommendations made by the staff at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, such as Energizer coin lithium battery packaging
- Secure the battery compartments of devices and look for devices that feature additional child safety mechanisms for their battery doors
- Share this information with your friends and family