Battery Ingestion (cont.)
Battery Ingestion Prevention
Batteries should be stored in childproof containers. In the majority of battery ingestion incidents involving children, the battery is found loose.
Battery compartments on toys and gadgets should be properly secured and taped shut. One third of ingestion incidents in children occurred after the child removed batteries from a consumer product.
Elderly people should never store disk batteries in pillboxes or set them out with medications. Their shape and size make them easily mistaken for medication.
When changing a battery, never hold batteries in the mouth.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/2/2014
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