Monday, September 2, 2013

The Importance of Coin Lithium Battery Safety with Energizer {Prize Pack Giveaway}

Energizer logo
Ask any parent about the items that are necessary to have in mass around their home and you'll most likely receive similar answers, things such as clean socks, toilet paper, Band-Aids, crayons, batteries, etc.

As for the latter, along with a well-stocked supply of AA and AAA batteries to power children's toys large and small, coin lithium batteries are also found around most homes. These coin-sized lithium batteries are in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for cars, flameless candles and children's books with sound.

Great product, right?

Coin Lithium Batteries

But as well as powering our devices and gadgets, coin lithium batteries can also cause serious chemical burns in as little as two hours if ingested. Their small size makes them even easier for a child to swallow than traditional batteries, yet in a survey conducted by Energizer, 62% of parents reported being unaware of the risk associated with coin lithium batteries.

In support of National Childhood Injury Prevention Week (September 1-7, 2013), the National Safety Council and Energizer have teamed up to share the 4 S's of Coin Lithium Battery Safety and some important tips every parent should know to help prevent injuries from the ingestion of coin lithium batteries.

coin battery infographic

Energizer has 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 just one 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!

Child resistant imageAlso, Energizer has 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.

For packaging to qualify as effectively child-resistant, it is tested with groups of children ages 42-51 months who are given 10 minutes to attempt to open it — a total of 80% of the children tested must not succeed in opening the package.

While I took on the job of testing the packaging from Energizer and one of their competitors, I am quite certain that my results would be the same if my children had been the testers instead.

The result of the Energizer package? A little bent and creased, but I couldn't find a single way to get in to where the batteries were stored without having scissors or a knife.

Energizer coin lithium batteries

As for the competitor, it took me less than a minute to pick at the cardboard packaging and break through the lining to where I had a coin lithium battery in my hand. Definitely not child-resistant!

coin lithium batteries packaging

When it comes to safety in your home, every step counts. I appreciate that Energizer has taken measures to ensure that their coin lithium batteries cannot be removed from their packaging if a child accidentally gets hold of one.

However, 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, Energizer.com, TheBatteryControlled.com and Poison.org/battery.

You can also find out more about all of Energizer's great products, impressive mission, and sustainability measures, and more by visiting their website and connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be even more prepared to stay safe in their home as well, because...

One lucky person will win an Energizer Injury Prevention Prize Pack*!

Energizer giveaway
*Prize Pack includes (2) packages of Energizer Coin Lithium batteries, (1) Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light and (1) Energizer LED Nightlight in winner's choice of Sleeping Beauty or Cars design


A big thank you to Energizer for providing samples, products and a gift card for me as well as a prize pack for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

150 comments:

Melanie Montgomery said...

AA OR AAA

bettycd said...

we mostly use AAs

mommy2luke2008 said...

AA's definitely!

SueZH said...

AAs are used constantly here.

Daphne Turner said...

Ds

heatherp626 said...

We use a lot of AA here in this house!

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blessedintexas said...

We are constantly buying AA batteries around here!
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Edna Williams said...

AA mostly.

Kim Pinch said...

AA's are constantly being used in this house

LaDonna Gay said...

we mostly use AA

aperry said...

AA and AAA

Laurie Nykaza said...

the AA we use most of the time and D's too

wigget said...

definitely AAs

BrunoDogg2 said...

We use A LOT of AA batteries!

Cindy Brickley said...

We use lots of AA's and then AAA"s.

Charlene E said...

We use a lot of AAs mostly in the Wii controllers even with rechargeable battery packs they never remember to put them on the base to charge

crystalgrant84 said...

We typically use AA's here in our home.

Shemp DeYoung said...

My son's noise-canceling headphones take AAAs, so we go thru lots of those.

StephanieR said...

AAs and AAAs are used the most in my house

Jayna E said...

AA's are what I use the most!

Michelle S. said...

We use the most AA's

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

We use AAA's most often

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

We use a lot of AA size!

Ken Ohl said...

AA is our mainstay. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

abfantom said...

Most of my daughter's toys take AA.

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ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

AA for sure

kelly thompson said...

in my house it ranges- we have double - triple a and then batteries for the garage door openers and car alarm systems and they all vary!

janetfaye said...

We use AA batteries the most.

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Rita M said...

We go through AA's like crazy!

Sandra Davis said...

we use AA all the time. remotes and some of the flashlights and all kinds of things.

slehan said...

aa batteries are ones I use most - no kids & no kid's toys. Glad I didn't have to worry about this 40 years ago.
Thanks for the contest.

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Colleen Maurina said...

Our most common batteries are AA.

Mami2jcn said...

We use AA batteries the most.

timmy said...

AA or AAA

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Triple A's
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Jammie Morey said...

We use AA the most! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Lambofgoth said...

I'm pretty sure my husband and daughter have some kind of weird battery deficiency. I think they secretly eat AA batteries.

Debbie said...

we use AA's the most

Sharon Kaminski said...

We mostly use AA batteries in our house

Tiffany Schmidt said...

We're a AA and AAA household.

Dorothy Teel said...

We use a lot of AAA in our house but hubby does have a flashlight that uses these round batteries, but he has it at work and I have no idea of its size,

FIBERONE said...

mARY m

AA AND AAA BATTERIES.

Jennifer Aldridge said...

We tend to go through AA and C batteries the most.

Jennifer T. said...

We go through AA batteries the most.

shaunie said...

mostly use C batteries

llinda29 said...

AA and AAA

Tamar said...

Mostly AA for us.

Denise S. said...

We mostly use AA batteries.

Tiffany Weikel said...

AA's are most used

Melissa Zimmerman said...

AA

Brit Christianson said...

AA's because we have a little boy with a lot of toys!

mogrill said...

AA batteries.

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gahome2mom said...

We use AA and AAA most often. (mouse, video game controllers, cameras, etc) Thanks. gahome2mom

Kimberly said...

We seem to use a lot of AA batteries

Jess&James said...

We use a lot of AA
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Todd Lovessweeps said...

We use AA batteries the most

ann said...

We usually use the AA then the AAA battery the most in our house

Brittany said...

Double A or Triple A. We actually started buying rechargeables so that we have them on hand always.

Susan Dougill said...

Most used is AA & AAA in our house. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to enter (crochet addictuk)

Danielle PB said...

We use a lot of AA's in my house.

Karen Delaney said...

We use mostly AA batteries at our house.

Holly Kennedy said...

AA or AAA the most

steve stone said...

aa for us. thanks..
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Sherry said...

I use a lot of AA.

Nikki Strong said...

We use AA and AAA the most.

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Stephanie Bourne said...

AA is the most commonly used battery in our home.

Treesa said...

We use AA and AAA the most

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wen budro said...

AA is the size we most use....followed by D batteries.

Stephanie said...

We use the most AA batteries!

sherylssg said...

We are always running to the store for more AA batteries.

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walk9 said...

AA

Sara said...

AA batteries are most commonly used but I use a lot of coin type batteries as well

Rebecca O said...

We us AA and AAA the most. Followed by 9 volts.

woke9974 said...

A mix of AA and AAA.

Dawn Ganey said...

We use AA batteries most for remotes.

kim burnett said...

AA mostly.

mecarolks said...

We use lots of AA batteries.

Misha Estrada said...

My son wears hearing aids, so the batteries used most often at our house are super tiny batteries for those.

Julia said...

We use AA the most at our house.

Megan Parsons said...

We use AA most!

brandy davis said...

AA

autumn grace said...

TRIPLE AAA,,,N,,,,OR,,,,,DOUBLE AA

Renee Walters said...

AA's definitely! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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carlaboo11 said...

AA is used most often

Erika Messer said...

Thank you for the tips on batteries and kids! I always keep the batteries where my daughter can't get to them anyways :)

tina reynolds said...

We use AA the most often

Couponing with Christy said...

AA Batteries are used the most in our home.

katlynwomack said...

We go through AAs like crazy. That's why we use rechargeables.

KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

Mostly AA and very quickly

Tammy Woodall said...

We use Double A Batteries most often.

M Clark said...

I think the battery size most commonly used by my family is AA. By the way, great/informative post about the dangers of coin lithium batteries!!

Helga said...

double aa is our main kind of battery.

jcwega27 said...

double a's mostly
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Diane Cooper said...

It would seem everything in my home uses AA's. I constantly have AA's on my shopping list.

Robert said...

With all of the remotes we have, we use a lot of AAA

Sue Hull said...

I use mostly AA.I also don't have any small kids but I do have a 5 yr old niece so I keep my batteries hidden up high.Thank you :)

Amber Carroll said...

Like most everyone else, AA or AAA are the most commonly used in my home.

sparkedcat said...

AA without a doubt.

Renee G said...

We use a lot of AAs

dfraley3 said...

We go through alot of AA batteries!

Cathy Truman said...

We use a lot of AAs batteries

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

AA

Michelle S. said...

Double AA batteries are what we go through the most in my household.

Darlene Ysaguirre said...

AA And AAA go pretty fast.

Darlene said...

We use AA batteries the most.

Darlene said...

We use AA batteries the most.

Roy F. said...

We use AA the most

Darcie K said...

We use AA batteries for everything!

Bo said...

We use a lot of AA batteries!

garygreen said...

I would love to win this prize.

Shakeia Rieux said...

We use AA batteries

Shelley P said...

We use AA batteries the most in our house.

Dee said...

We mostly use AAA in our home

Dave said...

AA

Crystal Rose said...

We use a lot of AA.

wins4me said...

WE use AA and AAA the most

Bhiya said...

We primarily use AA batteries.

kes may said...

We go through a lot of AA in this household! Thank you :-)

Constance Zimmer said...

we go through AA's like CRAZY!

AngelWinner said...

Mostly AA batteries...sometimes AAA

polly said...

We use a lot of AA Batteries

Di said...

I mostly use AA batteries

mahnrafjtb said...

It is a tie. We use a lot of AAA and AA batteries. We use 9 volts when we change the batteries in our smoke detectors.

Allan Harry said...

we use mostly AA and then AAA

bbrittbrat1398 said...

We use a lot of AA with the remotes.
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bbrittbrat1398 said...

We use a lot of AA with the remotes.
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CatOLuck said...

We use AA batteries most often.

Maria Iemma said...

We use AA most often

amos122902 said...

Mostly AA.

Jody Sisson said...

AA Batteries are what we use the most of.
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Diane said...

AA IS USED MOST

Lisa Garner said...

We use AA batteries most in our house.

laurasloves said...

We use AA batteries the most.
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Jennifer said...

I use a ton of AAA, but my husband is always needing AA.

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Rebecca Lock said...

We usually use double A.

Janice Crespo said...

AA with AAA coming in second :)

Nicole D. said...

We go through AA batteries like crazy!

Deb S. said...

We use a lot of AA batteries.

ellie said...

We go through AA batteries like crazy.

Teresa Thompson said...

Always AA's.

lmurley2000 said...

we use AA most of the time

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Susan Smoaks said...

we use mostly aa batteries

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Breanne said...

AA

rjcqh said...

AA batteries.

blew415 said...

AAs for everything

Vikki Billings said...

AA batteries are used the most in our home.
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S Carter said...

I use AA mostly.

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Donna Kellogg said...

The Most common is AA and AAA in our house

teachinmomma123 said...

AA rechargeables in most items and AAA in remotes.

bxcrochet said...

we use AA the most.

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