Button Battery Injuries in Children: A Growing Risk

Posted on May 9, 2013

Button Battery Injuries in Children: A Growing Risk

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​More than 3,000 button batteries are ingested each year in the United States. It may be as frequent as every three hours that there is a child in the ER somewhere in this country for a battery-related emergency issue.

Small, shiny and appealing to children, button batteries can result in a major injury and even death if ingested.