Is Your Coin Lithium Battery Packaging safe? (Energizer review and giveaway)



September 1-7 is National Childhood Injury Prevention Week!  Obviously kids will be kids, and accidents are a part of childhood (as witnessed by the daily orange juice spills in our kitchen!), but some accidents are more serious than others, and it's those we want to prevent.

Ingesting dangerous materials -- poisons, magnets, batteries -- definitely do NOT fall under the "let kids make mistakes and learn from them".  Core lithium batteries, for example, are found in so many everyday items like remote controls, car keys, flameless candles and kids' books with sound.  They're small, but deadly -- they can cause serious chemical burns in just two hours after accidentally being swallowed.

That's why Energizer has teamed up with the National Safety Council to share some important tips for preventing injuries from the ingestion of coin lithium batteries:

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

The right battery packaging is a simple but effective way to ensure kids' safety.  Energizer was the first to voluntarily develop packaging for its 20-mm coin lithium batteries to meet Consumer Product Safety Commission's child-resistant packaging guidelines.  In order to meet those guidelines, product packaging is tested with groups of children ages 42-51 months and senior adults ages 50-70.  A total of 80% of children tested must not be able to open the package within 10 minutes, and 90% of the adults tested need to be able to open it within 5 minutes.

Energizer sent us packages of their coin lithium batteries, along with some other goodies, so we could see for ourselves what "child resistant" truly means. They also sent us a package of coin lithium batteries from another brand so we could see which one was easier to open.


I asked Alfie to try and open both packages; he predicted the Energizer package would be much more difficult to open because it was encased in plastic while the other package had a cardboard backing.  He was right: he ripped the cardboard package open in less than 12 seconds.  The Energizer package, however, would NOT open, no matter how much he smashed it and thrashed it!  He grew bored after a minute and a half, and hopefully your kids will too :)
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Of course, both products will open easily with a pair of scissors, but if your child has unsupervised access to sharp scissors, opening and swallowing a package of coin lithium batteries is not the first safety problem you have to address!  Thank you, Energizer, for designing your packaging with children's safety in mind!

Win an Energizer Prize Package
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win an Energizer prize package consisting of:
· Two (2) packages of Energizer Coin Lithium batteries
· One (1) Energizer LED Nightlight (winner’s choice between Sleeping Beauty or Cars)
· One (1) Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light


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Disclosure:. Thanks to Energizer for providing the giveaway package as well as a similar package for my personal use.  Product information (in italics) is provided by Energizer.  The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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113 Comments, Leave yours here:

Rodney Jackson on September 2, 2013 at 4:12 PM said...

My tip is to keep safety locks on cupboards containing cleaning products and store batteries out of reach mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

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Mami2jcn on September 2, 2013 at 7:09 PM said...

Use a baby gate at the top and bottom of the stairs.

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GoldenOrchard on September 2, 2013 at 8:16 PM said...

My tip is don't forget to use outlet covers on plug outlets Not only do they protect kids from putting things in the outlet but are also great for blocking out the draft from the outlets in the winter

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Shelly Leatham on September 2, 2013 at 11:11 PM said...

My tip is to store batteries out of their reach, and always remove an item you are replacing the battery in to replace when you're alone.
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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys on September 3, 2013 at 5:47 AM said...

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Steph on September 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM said...

Use baby gates to keep kids and dogs safe, educate them about safety and give them each a flashlight for their room.

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Jennifer T. on September 3, 2013 at 7:35 PM said...

My tip is to install safety brackets on flat screen TVs and furniture. Kids like to climb.

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Always walk around the back of your vehicle before reversing out into the street. Kids often play there and can't always be seen.

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moushka on September 4, 2013 at 2:38 PM said...

Always be aware of what they can reach and get into and make sure that things are put away properly!

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Angela on September 6, 2013 at 6:37 PM said...

I use battery operated candles to avoid exposing my kids to a flame. It is dangerous and a fire hazard.
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Angela on September 6, 2013 at 6:39 PM said...

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(the rest of my first comment was cut off...oops! I keep all of my batteries and the candles that have batteries on the top shelf of our cupboard so the kids could never reach them. When the candles are on, I also keep them up high out of their reach.

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Keep matches and lighters out of reach of kids. Also throw away any old chemicals, cleaners, or medications.

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Jessica To said...

Always store cleaners on a shelf where your kids can't reach them.
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Bongga Mom on October 1, 2013 at 10:04 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #112, Jessica To Said!

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