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9.24.2013

Facts About Coin Lithium Batteries That Will Keep You Up at Night + @Energizer Giveaway #sponsored


~ this review and giveaway is brought to you by Energizer and all opinions are mine ~

Batteries.  I never really think about them until I need them or until I catch baby girl with them.  She has a sixth sense about finding them and fascinated by the look of them.  I know they are dangerous and we are diligent about keeping them out of her reach.  I did not know just how dangerous the coin lithium batteries were until I was asked to write about it.

I was also ridiculously unaware just how many items have these little batteries in them - remote controls, singing greeting cards, digital scales, watches, hearing aids, thermometers, children’s toys, calculators, key fobs, candles, flashing jewelry or decorations, and I have a lot of that in my home!  Ugh!

Apparently I am not the only one unaware of the dangers of lithium batteries, in a survey conducted by Energizer, 62 percent of parents reported being unaware of the risk associated with coin lithium batteries.

If it is suspected that a child has swallowed a coin lithium battery, it is important to go to the emergency department immediately. For more information on child safety and coin lithium battery safety, please visit nsc.orgwww.energizer.com and www.poison.org/battery.

A challenge was presented by Energizer to see how easy the packaging on coin lithium batteries could be to opened.  The Consumer Product Safety Commissions has created strict guidelines to determine if a package qualifies as effectively child-resistant.

In this case, the coin lithium battery package is tested with groups of children who are given 10 minutes to attempt to open the package.  It was incredibly easy for the competitor's packaging to be open; I mean less then a minute easy.  I am certain that given half the chance, my three year old would open it just as quick and since they are small and shiny it will go in her mouth.  She knows better and still find does it!

The Energizer package was impossible to open with out scissors.  Which means that little hands will not be opening these packages and testing to see how quickly we can get to the hospital.

It is just as important to keep these innocent looking batteries out of reach of little hands as it is for all other types of batteries and it is reassuring to know that a company like Energizer will invest so much time and effort to help ensure their safety as well.

Now that you too will be kept up late at night worrying about the dangers of lithium batteries here is the giveaway via rafflecopter!  


What can you win...?  One (1) Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light (to aid you while awake late at night), one (1) Energizer LED Nightlight (winner’s choice between Sleeping Beauty or Cars) (so you can see your way into your kid's room to make sure they are safe, and of course, two (2) packages of Energizer Coin Lithium batteries.




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Background on CPSC Child-Resistant Packaging
The CPSC imposes strict guidelines to determine if a packaging qualifies as effectively child-resistant. The packaging is tested with groups of children ages 42-51 months and also with senior adults ages 50-70. For a package to be child-resistant, a total of 80% of the children tested must not open the package in a full 10 minutes of testing. To make sure that adults are able to use a child-resistant package properly, 90% of adults tested have up to five minutes, and then another minute in a second test, to open and close the package (if applicable) so that it is child-resistant again.


Energizer and Safety
Energizer developed a national awareness campaign in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide called TheBatteryControlled.com. I now know the dangers of swallowing coin lithium batteries and so do you! Also, Energizer is the first in their industry to voluntarily develop packaging for its 20 millimeter coin lithium batteries that meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) strict guidelines for child-resistant packaging.


I have received everything that I am giving away plus the competitors packaging and a $25 gift card to purchase safety items for our home courtesy of Energizer. 

Thank you

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