September 3, 2013

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The 4 S’s of Coin Lithium Battery Safety & Energizer Giveaway

If you are a parent you know all about worry! It can be worrying about baby proofing the house, strangers, etc. Sometime we overlook the little things like batteries! We focus so much on the big things like keeping the doors locked, chemicals away, etc. that there are still hidden dangers!

Coin lithium batteries can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for your car, flameless candles and children’s books with sound. If ingested, these coin-sized lithium batteries can cause serious chemical burns in as little as two hours.  Yet in a survey conducted by Energizer, 62 percent of parents reported being unaware of the risk associated with coin lithium batteries.
The National Safety Council and Energizer has teamed up to share some important tips every parent should know to help prevent injuries from the ingestion of Coin Lithium batteries to help keep kids safe.
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The 4 S’s of Coin Lithium Battery Safety
  • Store devices that use coin lithium batteries out of reach of children 
  • Secure the battery compartments of devices 
  • Select battery packaging that meets federal guidelines for child resistance, such as Energizer’s coin lithium battery packaging 
  • Share this information with your friends and family

Energizer led the industry by being the first to voluntarily develop packaging for its 20 millimeter coin lithium batteries that meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) strict guidelines for child-resistant packaging.  They also developed a national awareness campaign in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide called The Battery Controlled, which works to alert parents and caregivers to the dangers of swallowing coin lithium batteries. Identifying ways its products can help keep families safe is part of the Energizer commitment to designing its products with people in mind and investing in programs that have a positive impact on the world. that’s positivenergy™.

Energizer coin lithium battery packaging helps prevent access by children (while remaining easy for an adult to open with scissors.  I was recently sent a pack to compare with another brand.  It is definitely true the Energizer coin lithium battery packaging is not easy to open.  Other brands packaging is not as secure/safer.  You know with kids, items tend to end up in their mouth, so even though the packaging is secure, I would suggest always keeping them out of reach!
If it is suspected that a child has swallowed a coin lithium battery, it is important to go to the emergency department immediately. For more information on child safety and coin lithium battery safety, please visit,, and  
  • Two (2) packages of Energizer Coin Lithium batteries 
  • One (1) Energizer LED Nightlight (winner’s choice between Sleeping Beauty or Cars) 
  • One (1) Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Background on CPSC Child-Resistant Packaging
The CPSC imposes strict guidelines to determine if a packaging qualifies as effectively child-resistant. The packaging is tested with groups of children ages 42-51 months and also with senior adults ages 50-70. For a package to be child-resistant, a total of 80% of the children tested must not open the package in a full 10 minutes of testing. To make sure that adults are able to use a child-resistant package properly, 90% of adults tested have up to five minutes, and then another minute in a second test, to open and close the package (if applicable) so that it is child-resistant again.

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