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Tiny batteries pose a big threat to kids

Posted 12/17/2015 by UHBlog

Many young children cannot resist putting small, shiny button batteries in their mouths. And all too often, they swallow them. These dangerous discs can then cause acid burns, tears in the esophagus and internal bleeding. Between 1997 and 2010, battery-related injuries sent more than 40,000 U.S. children ages 13 and younger to the emergency room. Common sources of swallowed batteries include toys, flashlights, remote controls, watches, hearing aids and light-up jewelry. To keep kids safe, stor...

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