Awarness campaign on the safe use of button batteries
RECHARGE supports the awarness campaign launched by the European Portable Battery Association (EPBA) addressed to parents on the safe use of button batteries. EPBA developed an animated video which gives parents all the necessary information on the safe use of button and coin cells. It also highlights the steps to be taken in case a child has swallowed such a battery.
Button and coin cells are batteries specially designed to power small appliances and portable devices such as toys, watches, or medical devices. Due to their small size, there is a risk that they are unintentionally swallowed by children. The industry is committed to reduce this risk, namely thanks to enhanced information about this topic.
The video and factsheet released focus on highlighting the context in which children might swallow a battery. It draws the attention to the particular case of coin cells which are 16 mm in diameter or larger and of Lithium based technology.