Coin lithium batteries can be found all over your house in everyday household items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for your car, flameless candles and children’s books with sound. My bathroom scale even uses a coin lithium battery!
Did you know that if ingested, these coin-sized lithium batteries can be really dangerous? They can cause serious chemical burns in as little as two hours. Pretty scary, right?
Despite the risk of serious harm from ingesting coin lithium batteries, a survey conducted by Energizer found that 62 percent of parents said that they were unaware of the risk associated with coin lithium batteries!
In support of National Childhood Injury Prevention Week (September 1-7, 2013), the National Safety Council and Energizer have teamed up to share some important tips every parent should know to help prevent injuries from the ingestion of Coin Lithium batteries to help keep kids safe.
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
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™
If it is suspected that a child has swallowed a coin lithium battery, it is important to go to the emergency department immediately.
Energizer coin lithium battery packaging helps prevent access by children (while remaining easy for an adult to open with scissors).
The CPSC has created strict guidelines to determine if a package qualifies as effectively child-resistant. The item is tested with groups of children who are given 10 minutes to attempt to open the package. More information on CPSC testing can be found below.
Energizer Coin Lithium Battery Giveaway
One lucky winner will receive an Energizer Prize Pack with the following:
- Two (2) packages of Energizer Coin Lithium batteries
- One (1) Energizer LED Nightlight (winner’s choice between Sleeping Beauty or Cars)
- One (1) Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light