Many Kids Injured After Swallowing Button Batteries

The batteries accounted for 84% of the battery-related hospital emergency department visits by children between 1990 and 2009.

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  • Young kids can be seriously injured or die from button batteries
    It has been advised that physicians counsel parents that young children can be seriously injured or even die from playing with or ingesting button batteries ... all children can or are willing to report swallowing a battery or giving one to a sibling.
    09/1/2012 - 6:55 am | View Link
  • Swallowing Tiny Batteries Big Problem in Kids
    The number of children injured by swallowing batteries – especially the small, round button batteries used in such things as remote controls – rose significantly over a 13-year period, researchers found. From 1997 through 2010, an estimated 40,000 ...
    08/30/2012 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Kids Are Swallowing TOXIC 'Button Batteries'
    More children then ever are going to the emergency room for swallowing "button batteries," and these dangerous tiny things can do serious harm to your little one. The age group most at risk are kids 5 and under, and sometimes they don't just swallow it ...
    05/16/2012 - 12:00 am | View Link
  • Many kids injured after swallowing button batteries
    Coin-sized button batteries power dozens of items in and around our homes, from remote controls to cameras to singing greeting cards. They also accounted for 84% of the battery-related hospital emergency department visits by children from 1990 to 2009, and ...
    05/14/2012 - 5:29 am | View Link
  • Health Buzz: Kids Increasingly Injured After Swallowing Button Batteries
    The child left his mother's sight for mere minutes. Yet that was enough time for 21-month-old Ollie Hebb to fall into the top-loading washing machine and become submerged in a full tub. The Utah boy died a day later, after suffering severe brain damage.
    05/14/2012 - 3:09 am | View Link
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    These small, shiny objects are easy for babies and toddlers to swallow. Here's how to prevent injuries from button batteries and what to do if you think your child ...
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  • Prevent Children from Swallowing Coin-sized Button Batteries
    Prevent your child from swallowing a battery. Make sure to keep devices that contain button batteries out of reach from your kids.
    01/23/2015 - 5:26 am | View Website
  • Swallowed a Button Battery? | Battery in the Nose or Ear?
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