I was provided samples of Energizer lithium batteries and lights for review purposes. Regardless, All opinions are 100% my own!
September is Baby Safety Month and I’ve already talked about keeping your little ones safe in the car, but how do you keep them safe in the house? We all know about toilet, cabinet, and door locks along with making sure our outlets are protected, but have you ever given batteries a second thought? Coin lithium batteries can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for your car, flameless candles and children’s books with sound and these can be one of those things that end up in a child’s mouth. If ingested, these coin-sized lithium batteries can cause serious chemical burns in as little as two hours. Yet in a survey conducted by Energizer, 62 percent of parents reported being unaware of the risk associated with 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
Energizer led the industry by being the first to voluntarily develop packaging for its 20 millimeter coin lithium batteries that meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) strict guidelines for child-resistant packaging. They also developed a national awareness campaign in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide called The Battery Controlled, which works to alert parents and caregivers to the dangers of swallowing coin lithium batteries. Identifying ways its products can help keep families safe is part of the Energizer commitment to designing its products with people in mind and investing in programs that have a positive impact on the world. that’s positivenergy™
If it is suspected that a child has swallowed a coin lithium battery, it is important to go to the emergency department immediately. For more information on child safety and coin lithium battery safety, please visit nsc.org, www.energizer.com, TheBatteryControlled.com and www.poison.org/battery.
As you can see in the picture above I was sent some Energizer lithium batteries and the competitors brand to try out and test the packaging. While the competitors brand wasn’t super easy to open with scissors, I was still able to get it open and the batteries out of the packaging and the Energizer batteries I was unable to get them open at all without scissors. Being a mom of 2 kids I know how children can still get through “child proof” packaging even when us adults have a hard time doing so and I’m confident in saying that my kids would more then likely be able to get into the competitors packaging and wouldn’t be able to get into Energizers packaging. I really love how Energizer thinks of child safety when packaging their batteries and it’s the little things like that that make me continue to purchase one brand over another, even if it’s a few more dollars.
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- 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