Items that contain Button Batteries
Common household items that contain button batteries:
- Flameless Candles
- Key Fobs
- LED lights
- Holiday related items that light up or make noise
- Apple AirTags
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How does the battery injure the organs in the body?
The battery reacts with bodily fluids, such as mucus or saliva, creating a circuit which can release an alkali that is strong enough to burn through human tissue. Read More…
A Button Battery can burn through the lining of the esophagus in as little as two hours.Poison Control
How can YOU protect your child?
First, remove all non-essential items containing button batteries from your home. Lock up any loose batteries.
Second, educate any older siblings or other adults about button battery safety and the steps to take if your child accidentally swallows one.
Third, if you suspect your child swallowed a battery, IMMEDIATELY call 9-1-1 or head towards the ER. Honey can be given to children over the age of one who can swallow. 2 teaspoons every 10 minutes.
Do Not Delay transport to ER to find honey
GO DIRECTLY TO THE ER
National Button Battery Ingestion Hotline