Coin lithium batteries, also known as button batteries, can be found around most homes in everydayitems 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 www.thebatterycontrolled.com.
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™
For our 20mm lithium coin cell batteries, you’ll notice you need scissors to open the package – this is because Energizer is proactively addressing the threat of battery ingestion amongst children. Energizer leads the industry by being the first battery manufacturer to introduce coin lithium battery packaging that voluntarily complies with child-resistant packaging standards and recommendations made by the staff at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). We’re proud to help keep kids safe!
Help share the 4 S’s of Coin Lithium Battery Safety. Download the Safety Handout or view the video here. Visit The Battery Controlled, where you can learn more and help create awareness for this little known risk to small children.
Practice the 4 S’s of Coin Lithium Battery Safety