I was recently contacted by Energizer with the following information. Please read this information below, as I think you (like me) will be thoroughly impressed with Energizer‘s continued efforts to provide effective and quality products…and now, even child-safe packaged products! The below information is provided regarding coin lithium batteries – you know those little penny-sized batteries that go into your remote controls.
In a recent CDC weekly report it again raises awareness that serious injuries and medical complications caused by coin lithium battery digestion is on the rise. To help combat this rising issue, Energizer is the first to introduce a significant packaging improvement designed to reduce the occurrence of ingestions of coin-sized button batteries by children and the associated medical complications. The innovative new packaging, coming soon to store shelves nationwide, is made from more durable and flexible materials that make it very difficult for young children to open. This new packaging meets Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines for child-resistant packaging. In addition to deterring children from getting into the package, Energizer has added easily understood icons on the front of the package to let parents know to keep the batteries away from small children, along with detailed warning copy advising of the danger of ingesting coin cell batteries and how to get help if they are swallowed. While the transition at retail may take some time, it is fully expected to be complete prior to the upcoming Holiday season.
In addition to a dedicated effort to improve both coin battery packaging and warnings associated to the batteries, Energizer has been leading positive change in this arena through additional research, advocacy and educational efforts. The company supports the National Capital Poison Center to research issues to prevent and treat battery ingestion and help consumers and doctors treat battery ingestion emergencies. The Center also advocates for other electronics companies to address the problem by developing child-resistant battery compartments. Most significantly, Energizer partnered with Safe Kids USA, a leader in the field of child safety, to launch The Battery Controlled. This campaign is raising awareness through advertising, printed materials and videos with important prevention and treatment tips for parents, caregivers, safety advocates and the medical community.
I did receive products to keep for my testing purposes.
I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.