From 1997 through 2010, nearly 30,000 young children up to age 4 were taken to emergency rooms for battery-related injuries, the report said, with more than half the cases involving button batteries.
The size and the shiny nature apparently are very attractive to the very young. Considering their makeup, the batteries require quick and technical help in order to prevent major damage or death.
Coin-Sized Batteries Pose Deadly Threat to Toddlers, the Elderly, Pierce Egerton | October 10, 2011 9:57 AM
Most importantly, great care needs to be taken when the batteries are out of their packaging whether it is before they are used or when they are disregarded. Most libraries and many grocery stores have receptacles for the proper disposal of batteries.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.