Button Batteries dangers

Button batteries are round silver batteries that are found in many toys and household items such as torches, kitchen scales, ear thermometers and many other devices around the home. They are easy for children to pick up and swallow, and are attractive to children being small and shiny.

If a child swallows a button battery, it is likely to cause burns, resulting in serious injury, internal bleeding or death.

This video describes the risks and type of injury. Click here or on the image below to watch the video.