Button Batteries

Support and Advice

Button batteries are small round, silver batteries found in lots of electrical toys and devices.

If your child swallows a button battery or you think they may have swallowed one, take them to A&E straight away.

As well as being a choking hazard, button batteries can cause internal burns, internal bleeding, and in some cases, even deaths.

They can also cause burns if they're lodged in a child's nose or ear.

The Child Accident Prevention Trust website has more advice about button batteries.

 
Click or touch the image below to view a button battery information sheet.

 Button Batteries

 

In this film, George Asan talks about his daughter Francesca, who died after swallowing a spare button battery.

 

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