Even if you don’t realize it coin lithium batteries are all over your house. Car remotes, childrens books, electronic remotes, watches. My husband even has a rifle scope that uses these batteries.
So why is this important to know?
If ingested these little batteries can do some very serious damage. In just under two hours they can cause major chemical burns. But something like 62% of parents have no idea of the dangers these little batteries can cause.
I consider myself a safe mom. I store cleaning supplies and other harmful things up high where little hands and mouths can’t reach them. Glass dishes are only used at the table and never walked around with. But I was one of the 62%. I will be honest with you. I was shocked when I read about the horrible risks these batteries pose to little ones.
Energizer Batteries is trying to help change this.
In support of National Childhood Injury Prevention Week (September 1st to the 7th, 2013), the National Safety Council and Energizer have teamed up to share some important tips every parent should know to help prevent injuries from the ingestion of Coin Lithium batteries to help keep kids safe.
The 4 S’s of Coin Lithium Battery Safety
STORE devices that use coin lithium batteries out of reach of children
SECURE the battery compartments of devices
SELECT battery packaging that meets federal guidelines for child resistance, such as Energizer’s coin lithium battery packaging
SHARE this information with your friends and family
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. They also developed a national awareness campaign in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide called The Battery Controlled, which works to alert parents and caregivers to the dangers of swallowing coin lithium batteries. 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™
If it is suspected that a child has swallowed a coin lithium battery, it is important to go to the emergency department immediately.
Energizer coin lithium battery packaging helps prevent access by children while remaining easy for an adult to open with scissors.
How Does Energizer Compare?
To help out with this review I got to do a test of sorts with the Energizer Coin Lithium Batteries and a competitor. I not only played around with them myself but also enlisted the help of my mom who is visiting.
On the left, Energizer brand batteries. On the right a competitor.
First up was my mom. Without using any scissors I asked her if she could get either package open. In less than 2 minutes she had the competitors package tore in half and was able to work a battery out of the protective sleeve. Granted with no tools to help it did take a little bit of time to get it open, but she was able to open it.
Next up the Energizer batteries. Using no tools of any kind these batteries stayed safe in their packaging and no one was able to get them open.
With scissors, I was able to open the package in no time. But I like knowing that even though we keep batteries stored up high here, that if one of my children did get their hands on a package, these little coin lithium batteries were not coming out of the package without help from scissors. That alone is worth so much to me.
Energizer batteries has also offered a giveaway for one lucky reader. The winner will receive Two (2) packages of Energizer Coin Lithium batteries. One (1) Energizer LED Nightlight (winner’s choice between Sleeping Beauty or Cars). And one (1) Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light. Just use the form below to enter to win.