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For Immediate Release,
9/3/2013
Contact:
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
kathy.lane@nsc.org
 
Coin lithium battery safety
 
Coin lithium batteries can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for your car and children’s books with sound. If ingested, these coin-sized batteries can cause serious chemical burns in as little as two hours. In honor of Child Injury Prevention Week, the National Safety Council and Energizer have teamed up to share some important tips every parent should know to help prevent injuries and keep kids safe.
 
Tips include:
 
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
 
If it is suspected that a child has swallowed a coin lithium battery, it is important to go to the emergency department immediately.  
 
                                     

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For more information on coin lithium battery safety, visit www.energizer.com/coinbatterysafety, TheBatteryControlled.com and www.poison.org/battery.
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