New button battery safety toolkit available from Prevent Child Injury

08 Nov 2017 4:22 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

Dear colleagues,

During the holiday season, people are buying gifts, decorating, and visiting family and friends. Each of these situations creates an opportunity for children to access button batteries, but parents might not understand how dangerous these batteries can be. As the number of children who experience serious medical outcomes continues to rise, we can help keep young children safer by promoting safe use and storage of button batteries. Prevent Child Injury has released a new toolkit that will help raise awareness of the issue, underscores the risks associated with button batteries, and offers tips to limit access to button batteries. The toolkit contains a variety of materials including a customizable press release, blog/newsletter article, social media posts, shareable graphics, and links to resources from trusted partners. Access the toolkit here:


Prevent Child Injury members will be talking about button battery safety next week, November 13-19, 2017. Please share this information with your networks and colleagues and join us next week in talking about this important child safety topic.


Best regards,



Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

Director, Center for Injury Research and Policy

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dimon R. McFerson Endowed Chair in Injury Research

Professor of Pediatrics

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


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