There are a few things to remember when it comes to kids and coin lithium batteries. First, remember that small kids like to try to eat things. Whether it’s a chicken nugget or a Lego piece, if it’s small enough to try to eat, they just might. Second, coin lithium batteries, which are about the size of a quarter, meet the criteria of a child’s “does it fit in my mouth” test. Since coin lithium batteries are used in quite a few household electronics – from remote controls to audio children’s books – it’s even more important to keep coin lithium batteries and their packages safely out of reach.
To help keep your coin lithium batteries safer from the curious fingers (and mouths) of kids, Energizer has developed a new packaging for it’s 20 millimeter coin lithium batteries. I tested out the packaging myself, and now matter how much I pushed, tried to tear, or twist, those batteries did not come out of their packaging. Put that next to another battery brand’s package which was made of a thicker paper which, though tough, I was able to tear apart and pop out the batteries.
Energizer’s coin lithium battery packaging meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) guidelines for child-resistant packaging. To qualify as effectively child-resistant packaging, the Energizer coin lithium battery packages were tested with children from ages 42-51 months, who had 10 minutes to try to open the package. Based on how hard it was for me to open the package without scissors (I couldn’t), it’s not surprising that the Energizer coin lithium battery packaging met the CPSC’s strict guidelines.
Energizer and the National Safety Council have teamed up to bring you these coin lithium battery safety tips to help prevent childhood injuries from the ingestion of coin lithium batteries:
The 4 S’s of Coin Lithium Battery Safety
- STORE devices that use coin lithium batteries out of reach of children
- SECURE the battery compartments of devices
- SELECT battery packaging that meets federal guidelines for child resistance, such as Energizer’s coin lithium battery packaging
- SHARE this information with your friends and family
To reduce the risk of childhood injury from coin lithium batteries, take a look at how safe your batteries packaging is. Would you leave it along with a child for 10 minutes? If you use coin lithium batteries in your home (which you probably do), remember the 4 S’s of coin lithium battery safety to help keep your family safe.
The WiC Project Energizer Giveaway
One winner will receive an Energizer prize pack which includes:
- Two (2) packages of Energizer Coin Lithium batteries
- One (1) Energizer LED Nightlight (winner’s choice between Sleeping Beauty or Cars)
- One (1) Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.