From string lights and flameless candles to LED ornaments and light up necklaces, lithium coin batteries power a variety of decor that add to the holiday spirit. Duracell takes child safety very seriously and wants to help families everywhere #HolidaySafely by offering educational materials on lithium coin battery safety. Additionally, Duracell’s lithium coin batteries with bitter coating help to discourage swallowing and come in child secure packaging, helping your family have a safe holiday season.
This holiday season, it’s important for parents of little ones to pay close attention to the items they’re using - whether decor or gifts - for hidden dangers, like lithium coin batteries. Flameless candles, light-up ornaments, LED string lights, remote controls, and many other items are powered by lithium coin batteries, which can cause harm in as little as two hours if accidentally ingested by a child.
Here are some simple things you, your family, and your friends can do to #HolidaySafely
Find out which holiday decor items are powered by lithium coin batteries.
Remove expired batteries and dispose of them outside of the home.
Oversee and inspect decor and gifts coming into the home.
Select lithium coin batteries with child safety features.
Team up with friends and family to spread the word.
If you suspect your child has ingested a battery, seek medical attention immediately.
Take your child to the nearest emergency room or call 911 for assistance.
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