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Button Battery Ingestion

Button Batteries: out of reach, out of danger

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:

This video is also available in Italian, German, French and Spanish.

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 - learn more.

Medical algorithm to help diagnose and treat ingestion cases 

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 opposite.

Button Battery Ingestion

Keep out of reach

EU Batteries Regulation

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