Button batteries

Parents and carers should also be aware of the risks posed by button batteries. These can cause life-threatening injuries if swallowed by a child; they are found in common household items, such as:

  • remote controls
  • laptops
  • remote entry car keys
  • toys
  • watches
  • bathroom scales
  • cameras
  • singing books and musical greeting cards.

Make sure the battery compartments are secure, batteries area kept out of reach of children and disposed of immediately once used.