Button batteries or coin batteries can prove very dangerous to small children especially when swallowed. However, it’s not just children’s products that contain button batteries they are used for many common household products.
Can you please check your home if you have any products using button batteries. Button batteries can be in a range of products including bathroom and kitchen scales, thermometers (body temperature and for meat), watches, remote controls, night and reading lights, torches, bicycle and dog lead lights, flameless candles, toys and games, calculators, musical greeting cards
Please let us know in the comments below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- What is the product (type & brand) eg Roche Glucosemeter
- How easy you can open the battery compartment - do you need a tool like a coin or screw driver to open it or can you just open it with your finger or fingernail?
- Type of button battery used if you know eg CR2032
- Where you bought it, if you still remember