Safe use of button cells
Since they are especially designed to power small devices, button cells are quite small in size themselves. Therefore, the risk is high that children could swallow them unintentionally. The EPBA and its members are committed to reduce this risk by providing information and thereby enhancing awareness.
According to Hans Craen, Secretary General of EPBA, the safe use of batteries is one of EPBA´s key values. He also drew attention to continually occurring incidents of small children swallowing small batteries being a serious risk to their health.
As a member of the EPBA, VARTA Consumer Batteries GmbH & Co. KGaA is pleased to share the EPBA´s “Button Battery Safety Parental Guidance”-video embedded below:
General safety Do´s and Don´ts
Do read the instructions on your device before installing batteries
Don´t disassemble, crush, puncture, or damage batteries
Do immediately remove empty batteries and dispose them properly
Don´t endanger your children: Keep batteries away from children
What if a child has ingested a button cell?
The European Portable Battery Association (EPBA) is the leading organisation representing the interests of primary and rechargeable portable battery manufacturers, those industries using portable batteries in their products and distributors of portable batteries active within the European Union, and beyond. It supports the common interests of its members towards European institutions and other leading international bodies to provide consumers with complete power solutions which are sustainable across their life-cycle.
For more information contact:
Claire Couet, European Affairs Manager, EPBA
+32 2 761 16 02