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Battery Ingestion (cont.)

Battery Ingestion Prevention

  • Batteries should be stored in childproof containers. In the majority of battery ingestions involving children (48.7%), the battery is found loose.
  • Battery compartments on toys and gadgets should be properly secured and taped shut. One third of ingestions 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.
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