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Coin Lithium Battery Safety

Coin lithium batteries, also known as button batteries, can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for your car, flameless candles, sound-enabled books and a variety of health and fitness devices. Many people do not realize that if a 20 millimeter coin lithium battery is swallowed by a small child, it can cause serious injury in as little as two hours.

In an effort to help keep kids safe, Energizer is leading the industry by being the first to voluntarily develop packaging for its 20 millimeter coin lithium batteries that complies with child resistant packaging standards and recommendations made by the staff at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Energizer is working to bring awareness to the issue and educate families on the 4 S’s of Coin Lithium Battery Safety — simple steps anyone can take to help prevent needless injuries. In addition, The Battery Controlled is a partnership to raise awareness about the severity of this issue and share information with parents, caregivers and the medical community. Launched by Energizer and Safe Kids Worldwide, this effort is committed to helping parents prevent children from swallowing coin-sized button batteries. More information can be found at

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

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