Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The 4 S’s of Coin Lithium Battery Safety and an Energizer Giveaway



Having children brings so much joy, but it also brings a constant worry about their safety. As parents we often focus our attention on immediate common threats:  household cleaners, laundry soaps, pools, toilets etc. What sometimes slips our mind is how crafty kids really are. It’s when our child walks up to us proclaiming they’ve swallowed a coin or have a coco puff lodged in their nose, that the reality sets in. There are overlooked dangers all around us, some not as threatening, but a danger none the less.

One often overlooked threat is coin lithium batteries, which can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for your car, flameless candles and children’s books with sound. If ingested, these coin-sized lithium batteries can cause serious chemical burns as little as two hours.  As a mom of four, and someone who often thinks I have surely covered all risks over the past 13 years, I admit I never knew how risky these little batteries could be, and I’m not alone. In a survey conducted by Energizer, 62 percent of parents reported being unaware of the risk associated with coin lithium batteries.

Prize packs and information  provided by Energizer. Any opinions expressed are solely my own and were in no way influenced.

In support of National Childhood Injury Prevention Week (September 1-7, 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.™ 


Please keep in mind, as I’m sure you know, children are crafty and in use with certain products can still gain access to these batteries – so be aware and help spread the word.If it is suspected that a child has swallowed a coin lithium battery, it is important to go to the emergency department immediately. For more information on child safety and coin lithium battery safety, please visit nsc.org, www.energizer.com, TheBatteryControlled.com and www.poison.org/battery.



Win It: Getting the word out about Coin Lithium Battery Safety is important to Energizer and they hope you'll pass along 4'S. And for your work in getting the word out one lucky reader will win a Enegizer prize pack featuring:

  • Two (2) packages of Energizer Coin Lithium batteries - to be store safely
  • One (1) Energizer LED Nightlight (winner’s choice between Sleeping Beauty or Cars)
  • One (1) Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light

76 comments:

Denise S. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

No, I never thought about the dangers, but I will now.

mrsshukra said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I will be more mindful about it now, thanks!

Tamar said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, all batteries are super dangerous.

ThriftyAnnabella said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am aware of the children dangers and I keep mine stored in a box that's hard to reach
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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We do take precautions and store batteries in containers well out of our children's reach.

ellie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I wasn't really aware of this. I will be more careful with where I store these batteries from now on.

Jackie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes..I was aware. I've seen news stories on tv.
We keep the batteries in my husband's dresser drawer.

Tim A said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes I was aware we keep them on the top shel of our book shelves. Thanks for the reminder of kids being crafty getting into toys.

Ann Fantom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, that is why I keep our spare batteries in a cabinet out of reach of my daughter

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mogrill said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, we keep them up high out of reach.
Thanks for the chance.
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Megan Parsons said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes and all batteries are kept in a locked closet!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I never thought about keeping batteries safe! Yikes! I will now!

Jennifer T. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I wasn't aware of the risks of swallowing coin batteries. I store mine in a box in the bottom of a spare bedroom closet--I need to do better than that.

ann said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes I am aware of the dangers of batteries. I put them that the grandkids cant get to them.

janetfaye said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I store all batteries out of the reach of my grandchildren.

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Ken Ohl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

no I was not aware of this. I store these in a locked container. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Carly Dunavant said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yes I was aware

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I did know this....so dangerous. We keep batteries in a container on top of the refrigerator.

Shelly H. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We keep all of our batteries and some smaller sized flashlights in a lock box in our storage room to keep them out of the reach of Princess Gia

Dawn Ganey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was not aware of coin battery dangers. Luckily, I have no small kids any more so a weight is off my shoulders.

AURORA MATTISON said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would hope everybody knows...

Sherry said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have never thought of the danger before.

Donna Pyszk said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have never really heard about the dangers of them.

Michele P. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I hadn't known of the dangers, my daughter is 11 so don't have any special safety storage places, however when my grandsons come over will have to make sure that the drawers where they are stored have child proof locks put on them .

MELINA said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I never thought about the dangers of coin batteries but I do now. My husband has the batteries put away were the children can't reach.

Amanda said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have heard about this before but we don't keep batteries like this at home so I've never needed to worry about storing them! :-)

AmberFaith said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

No, I was not aware!

Tammy Woodall said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Unfortunately, I did not think about it. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Madonna said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can't honestly say I knew about it. I mean I considering them a choking hazard but not anything more.

Klydra Pugh said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We keep ALL batteries up and away from the children.
They aren't allowed to change batteries on their own.
Thanks for the chance.

jewel33 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I never thought about it before, but I will definitely take precautions. My tech stuff is usually not anywhere the grandbebes can reach it anyway! :)

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Batteries are poisonous and children can die if they swallow batteries! We keep them out of reach of our kids!
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Saver Sara said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I wasn't super aware - we store our batteries on the top shelf in the basement.

mecarolks said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, all batteries are super dangerous.

slehan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was not aware of coin battery dangers. 40 years ago we just had to watch out for regular batteries.
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Heather said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I never thought of the coin batteries being specifically dangerous to kiddos, but I do keep all batteries away from my kids as a general rule.

Rebecca O said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I did. I keep all our batteries in a drawer that the kids can not reach.

Allison Downes said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was not really aware of this but I will take more precautions now

Thanks for the chance to win!

Xty C said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

No, I was not aware of it

BrunoDogg2 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes I am very aware! I put them up where they can't get them :)

June Lisle said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I did know about dangers of choking and poison chemicals. I recently became away of burns from swolling batteries.

Cathy Truman said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I did know of the danger we keep our batteries
locked in a cabinet.
Cathy Truman
kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

Andrina G said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was not aware of the dangers. However, I always keep my batteries in a plastic case on the top of my bookshelf.

Rita M said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was not aware of the dangers, but luckily we've always stored our batteries on a high shelf in the linen closet - well out of reach of our 2 yr. old granddaughter!

Terra H. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just recently learned of the dangers. I store my batteries in a cabinet above the stove. Thanks.
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Gina H. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have heard how dangerous they are for children. They should be kept out of their reach.

noreen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, so I always keep them out of reach

Carmen Van Deursen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, I keep all batteries in a drawer my little ones can't get to.

Emmi Jones said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, I keep all of my batteries in a safety locked drawer, and I make sure that anything that needs batteries has screws holding the batteries IN.

Thank you so much for the chance!

degood said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, I had heard about the dangers and keep them in our locked medicine cabinet in our bathroom.

michelle cooke (previously mouster) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yes and we keep those batteries up.

9string said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We store them in the garage.

Sarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, sadly. WE keep all our batteries on the top shelf of the hall closet in a pastic bin.

Mihaela Day said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, we are aware. We keep small batteries in locked cabinets

bbrittbrat1398 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am semi aware. We usually keep our batteries locked up.
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Melissa Miller said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we are aware batteries are put up
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K. Cleaver said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was aware. We keep them out of reach on top of the fridge.

lmurley2000 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I put my batteries in my bedroom in my top chest of drawers away from the kids

Janice Crespo said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes - I have kept batteries up high since my kids were small

Deb S. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was aware because I saw a news story on it a few years ago.

Lisa Garner said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was somewhat aware of they dangers and I have always kept my batteries in a closed storage box on to of my closet.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

No, I honestly hadn't thought about it, I guess because we so rarely use anything with them in it right now. I do keep any extra batteries in a storage tote out of the hands of little ones.

Rebecca Lock said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was aware of the dangers the pose and I keep all the batteries in a latched tote.

Michaela R said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm definitely aware of the dangers. I make sure to put any batteries out of reach for anyone, including our pets.

Kristin sims said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we keep our batteries locked out in a cabinet in the garage, because they can be dangerous, thank you for the tips

crankyyanky1 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I wasn't aware of battery dangers specifically to children but I knew that batteries are dangerous so I put them away from my kids

Laura Ellington said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I wasn't aware, but we will certainly take precautions now

Leenburke said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was aware of the danger of coin batteries, we keep them out of children's reach.

Eileen B.

rjcqh said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes I was & I store them in a really high cabinet in a small lockbox.

Susan Smoaks said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i wasn't aware but i keep them up high and out of reach

Tara Carlson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I never really thought about the dangers before; however, I keep all the batteries in a desk drawer in my office (which is locked when I'm not in it).

michedt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I didn't know of the problems but we do keep batteries out of reach.
Michelle Tucker

Sherry Fowler said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We make sure that they are put up out of reach of little arms/hands

Breanne said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

No and no

laurasloves said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was aware of their danger to children. We keep our batteries locked up in a kitchen cabinet too high for them to reach.
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Tylerpants said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I put them on a high shelf but I should really lock them now. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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