Child safety alert
Coin lithium batteries can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, key fobs, flameless candles and children’s books with sound. If ingested, these coin-sized lithium batteries can cause chemical burns to a child’s esophagus in as little as two hours. Yet in a recent survey, 62 percent of parents reported being unaware of the risk associated with coin lithium batteries.
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. Energizer packaging features improved durable, flexible materials that prevent access by children but can be easily opened by an adult with scissors. The packaging also includes warning icons on the front and back and consumer warning language about child ingestion dangers.
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 meet federal guidelines for child resistance, such as Energizer’s coin lithium battery packaging
- Secure the battery compartments of devices
- Share this information with your friends and family