**The products for this review and giveaway were provided by Energizer. All opinions are my own.
We do our best to focus on ways to keep our kids safe around the home. Like many, we have locks on our cupboards, covers on the outlets, and gates on the stairs. But what about coin lithium batteries? They can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices, children's books with sound and more. However, a survey conduced by Energizer found that 62 percent of parents reported being unaware of the risk associated with coin lithium batteries.
To support National Childhood Injury Prevention Week this month, the National Safety Council and Energizer teamed up to share some important tips every parent should know to help prevent injuries from ingestion of Coin Lithium batters to help keep kids safe. I thought this was great, as it's something I think is good for us all to be reminded of.
The 4 S's of Coin Lithium Battery Safety
- STORE devices that use coin lithium batteries out of reach of children
- SECURE the battery compartments of devices
- SELECT battery packaging that meets federal guidelines for child resistance, such as Energizer's coin lithium battery packaging
- SHARE this information with your friends and family
Energizer led the industry by being the first to develop packaging for its 20 millimeter coin lithium batteries that meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission's strict guidelines for child-resistant packaging. They have also 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.
If it's suspected that a child has swallowed a coin lithium battery, it is important to go to the ER immediately! For more information on child safety, and coin lithium battery safety, please visit nsc.org, www.energizer.com, TheBatteryControlled.com and www.poison.org/battery.
To show just how safe Energizer coin lithium battery packaging is, and how it helps prevent access by children (while remaining easy for an adult to open with scissors), Energizer gave us a challenge. They sent us a package, including a couple packages of Energizer, along with a sample of another battery package, so that we could try opening the packaging for ourselves and share about our experience.
We began with the competitors package. The backing is cheap and easily torn. In no time the batteries were out of the package. After seeing just how easy the package was to open, I have no doubt that a child would be able to.
Then there's the Energizer package. This was made of a much higher quality plastic material and backing. Not matter how we twisted it, folded it and tried to tear it, it didn't work. This package is tough! It takes a scissors to open, and even with that, there's a safety seal around the battery, preventing it from just falling out. It takes a bit of cutting around the battery to get it out. I really appreciate this, as I know it would not be easy, or even possible for my kids to get these batteries out. YAY!
WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win an Energizer prize package as well! It will include
- Two packages of Energizer Coin Lithium Batteries
- One Energizer LED Nightlight (winner's choice between Sleeping Beauty or Cars)
- One Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light
This giveaway is open to US Only