Button Batteries: out of reach, out of danger 

Ingestion of Button Batteries

This EPBA animated video provides parents with tips and information on how to prevent the unintentional ingestion of button batteries as well as what to do in case a child has swallowed such a battery.

The video is available in the following languages: EnglishItalianGerman FrenchSpanish

Dedicated Website

This website offers guidance to parents and medical community on the ingestion of button batteries. You can find tips to avoid incidents at home and recommendations for diagnosis and treatment.  

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Detailed Factsheet

Guidance on button batteries ingestion
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General Safety Guidelines

Portable batteries are a source of portable electrical power that can be used in a wide variety of appliances ranging from remote controls for toys to high-end portable devices. We recommend you to follow some basic safety guidelines when purchasing and using portable batteries
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Medical algorithm to help diagnose and treat ingestion cases 

Button batteries ingestion treatment
©ESPGHAN Ingestion Treatment Algorithm


The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) Task Force for button battery ingestions developed a medical algorithm to help the medical sector in diagnosing and treating ingestion cases – read full paper here or download the algorithm ESPGHAN Ingestion Treatment Algorithm

ESPGHAN’s algorithm for treating cases of button battery ingestion include a step-based treatment depending on the conditions of the patient and the assumed time of ingestion.