Duracell Innovate to Make Homes Safer
Being a parent is nerve-wracking! To young children, tasting is part of a discovery process alongside feel and sight. However, as much as we try to keep things out of their mouths somehow they manage to pick things up to investigate.
Last winter I partnered with Duracell and I’m proud to be able to talk about their initiative to keep our kids safe with another innovation.
Every year hundreds of lithium coin batteries are accidentally ingested in North America by children under age 6. As devices such as remotes, games, and key fobs get smaller, more lithium coin batteries are needed.
Left untreated, an ingested lithium coin battery can cause a harmful chemical reaction in as little as two hours. If you believe your child swallowed a battery, visit the emergency room immediately.
The latest safety innovation added to their lithium coin batteries (2032, 2025, and 2016 sizes) is a non-toxic bitter coating on the cell that is designed to help discourage swallowing.
They made their packaging difficult to open for a reason. The double blister design requires scissors—and determination—to remove the battery.
Every lithium coin battery package is clearly marked with a safety warning.
The positive side of the battery offers an additional safety warning.
Duracell takes child safety very seriously and is continuously working to update precautions and safety standards to help keep children safe. As the #1 trusted battery brand, Duracell provides more safety features than other leading brands.
Quick tips for a Battery-safe home
- KNOW WHICH DEVICES USE LITHIUM COIN BATTERIES
Lithium coin batteries are commonly used in devices all over your home:
- Remote controls
- Key fobs
- Flameless candles
- Medical devices
- Kitchen scales
- Bathroom scales
- Games and toys
- Greeting cards with sound
Keep these on a high shelf or out of reach and sight.
- CHILDPROOF YOUR DEVICES
Kids are curious. Even if you keep your devices away from your children, they might find them and get access to the batteries. A piece of duct tape or other tools can help secure battery compartments.
- KEEP LOOSE BATTERIES LOCKED AWAY – and Recycle!
If you’ve got spare batteries, be sure to keep them secured and away from your children in a drawer, cupboard, or any other space that can be locked. Once they’re done, drop them off at your local recycling depot.