DURACELL INNOVATION

Child Safety Innovation

Duracell takes battery safety very seriously and is continuously working to update precautions and safety standards to help reduce the risk of accidental ingestions. As the #1 trusted battery brand, Duracell provides more safety features than any other leading brand.

Help keep your children safe

Battery Safety

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.

Lithium Coin Batteries

Awards & Alliances

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Duracell and The American Academy of Pediatrics

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.

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PTPA Winner

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.

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How We're Helping

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.

Bitter Coating

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™.

Child-Secure Packaging

We make our packaging difficult to open for a reason. The double blister design requires scissors—and determination—to remove the battery.

On-Pack Warning

Every lithium coin battery package is clearly marked with a safety warning.

On-Cell Warning

The positive side of the battery offers an additional safety warning.

How You Can Help

There are simple things you can do to help prevent your child from coming in to contact with a lithium coin battery.

01 Know which devices use lithium coin batteries

Find out which devices in your home contain lithium coin batteries and store those devices away and out of reach of children.

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02 Childproof your devices

Inspect the devices for any that don't have screw on compartments and seal them with tape.

03 Keep loose batteries locked away

Remove expired batteries and place them away safely and out of reach of children until you can recycle them properly.

04 Choose safe packaging

Duracell lithium coin batteries have a non-toxic bitter coating which is designed help discourage swallowing and comes in child-secure packaging.

05 Spread awareness

Team up with friends and family to spread this information and keep children safe

Other Helpful Resources

Looking for more information and additional tips?

If your child swallows a battery, go to the emergency room.
If you have other questions or concerns, call 1-800-498-8666 or visit www.batteryingestionhotline.com.

Duracell Lithium Battery

Lithium Coin Battery Products

Lithium 2032 1 Pack

CR 2032

Duracell has a tradition of investing in extensive development in features that can help keep children safe, specifically for its lithium coin batteries.

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Lithium 2025 1 Pack

CR 2025

Duracell has a tradition of investing in extensive development in features that can help keep children safe, specifically for its lithium coin batteries.

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Lithium 2016 1 Pack

CR 2016

Duracell has a tradition of investing in extensive development in features that can help keep children safe, specifically for its lithium coin batteries.

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