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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  • 3,000 kids a year injured by ingesting button batteries
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission first warned about button batteries in 1983, saying they should be kept away from children. And yet each year, about 3,000 children are injured and several die after swallowing the coinlike objects or sticking them up ...
    03/24/2014 - 4:03 pm | 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 ...
    08/31/2012 - 6:28 am | 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 - 4:00 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 - 5:15 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 - 2:39 am | View Link
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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.
    07/30/2014 - 8:47 pm | View Website
  • Button Batteries
    Button batteries, which can be found in a number of household products and toys, are a hidden hazard to children if the small batteries are swallowed.
    07/30/2014 - 8:40 pm | View Website
  • Your Kid Swallowed What?
    Find out which objects should be cause for concern when they wind up in your kid's mouth.
    07/30/2014 - 7:35 pm | View Website
  • Swallowed a Button Battery? | Battery in the Nose or Ear?
    Swallowed or Ingested A Button Battery? In The News. Emerging Battery-Ingestion Hazard: Clinical Implications; Pediatrics; May 24, 2010. Preventing Battery Ingestions ...
    07/30/2014 - 3:39 pm | View Website
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