EPBA launches awareness campaign on button battery safety

BRUSSELS, 19 December 2018 — The European Portable Battery Association (EPBA) launched today an awareness campaign addressed to parents on the safe use of button batteries. EPBA developed an animated video (https://youtu.be/nwLLFJUcphw) which gives parents all the necessary information on the safe use of button and coin cells. It also highlights the steps to be taken in case a child has swallowed such a battery.

EPBA Press release on the launch of its website on guidance for battery safety

Brussels, 6 October 2015 — The European Portable Battery Association launched today a website with guidance on how to handle safely button/coin cells – http://buttonbatterysafety.com/. This dedicated website is addressed to parents as well as the medical profession to ensure they have all the necessary information on safe usage of the batteries. It also highlights the steps medical professionals can take in case of an incident.