Lithium Coin batteries can be a hazard for small children. If swallowed, a lithium coin battery can get lodged in a child’s esophagus and cause serious harm in as little as two hours. Duracell takes child safety very seriously and its latest innovation is a bitter coating on the cell that is designed to help reduce the risk of accidental ingestions. Duracell also features child secure packaging which makes it nearly impossible to open without scissors.
Duracell and the American Academy of Pediatrics are teaming up to help educate parents, caregivers, and the pediatric health professionals about the importance of lithium coin battery safety throughout the home.
Parents across the U.S. were selected to evaluate Duracell’s new lithium coin battery with bitter coating and we’re proud to announce we were awarded the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Winners Seal of Approval.
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.
The latest innovation to our lithium coin batteries (2032, 2025 and 2016) is a non-toxic bitter coating that contains Bitrex®, the most bitter substance in the world™.
We make our 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.
There are simple things you can do to help prevent your child from coming in to contact with a lithium coin battery.
Find out which devices in your home contain lithium coin batteries and store those devices away and out of reach of children.
Inspect the devices for any that don't have screw on compartments and seal them with tape.
Remove expired batteries and place them away safely and out of reach of children until you can recycle them properly.
Duracell lithium coin batteries have a non-toxic bitter coating which is designed help discourage swallowing and comes in child-secure packaging.
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