Parenting || A Hidden Danger: Lithium Coin Batteries #AD

When my two children became mobile I went to great lengths to keep my home safe for them. We installed baby gates, baby monitors, locks on cabinets and door alarms. I taped up television remotes and stored them out of reach. Padded the sharp corners of our furniture. But devices like ear thermometers, calculators, car key fobs and bathroom weight scales can also contain a hidden danger…a battery so small that a child can easily swallow in mere seconds. As the number of products that require Lithium Coin batteries rises, so too does their potential hazard to young children. Every year, hundreds of lithium coin batteries are accidentally ingested, and many of the ingestions are by children under 6. If a child swallows a lithium coin battery, it can get lodged in the esophagus and burn through the surrounding tissue in as little as 2 hours, causing serious damage.  

With the holiday season approaching there may be more objects in my home powered by lithium coin batteries such as Christmas tree remotes, string lights, holiday ornaments, greeting cards with sound and of course certain toys that my kids might be given as a gift. London Drugs is now carrying the newest innovation in lithium coin battery safety. As the #1 trusted battery brand, Duracell provides more safety features than any other leading brand on their 20mm lithium coin batteries. Here are the two new changes you need to know as a parent: 

1) Duracell Lithium Coin batteries (sizes 2032, 2025, and 2016) now contain a non-toxic, bitter coating designed to help discourage swallowing. This bitter coating is applied to these battery sizes which have a diameter of 20mm, which is similar to the size of a child’s esophagus. 

2) Duracell also features child-secure packaging which makes it nearly impossible to open without scissors. 

If you’re a parent or even have a special little person in your life, I urge you to make the switch to these lithium coin batteries with bitter coating. I know as an Auntie long before I was a parent, I always gifted the batteries along with the toy to my niece and nephew. I know now I would choose Duracell because they’ve kept child safety features in mind and I so appreciate these precautions as an additional line of defense in helping to prevent accidental ingestions. Please refer to this infographic for more information on how to help keep children safe. Happy Holidays and stay safe!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duracell.