Top Dangers Button Batteries Pose for Kids — And How to Reduce the Risk


Take a quick look around your home. How many items are powered by batteries? Of these, how many contain small, disc-shaped batteries? These “button batteries” lurk nearly everywhere — and they could be turning your home into a dangerous environment. Many parents are just now becoming aware of the danger small batteries can pose for children. Toddlers, in particular, are at risk any time they play with toys that contain button cells. The urgency of the issue can be seen in the formation of a national Button Battery Task Force. Since then, manufacturers have stepped up their game by implementing…

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