Coin Lithium Battery Safety

Coin Lithium Battery Safety

Disclosure: I was sent promotional items to use for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

As a parent, we do everything we can in our power to make sure our children are safe. I’ve gone as far as getting down on my hands and knees to view things on their level while child proofing. I will go to just about any length to make sure my kids are safe.


But you have considered the dangers of the everyday batteries we have in our homes?

Coin lithium batteries can be found around most homes in everyday items like remote controls, keyless entry devices for your car, flameless candles and children’s books with sound. If ingested, these coin-sized lithium batteries can cause serious chemical burns in as little as two hours.  Yet in a survey conducted by Energizer, 62 percent of parents reported being unaware of the risk associated with coin lithium batteries.

In support of National Childhood Injury Prevention Week (which was September 1-7, 2013), the National Safety Council and Energizer have teamed up to share some important tips every parent should know to help prevent injuries from the ingestion of Coin Lithium batteries to help keep kids safe.

The 4 S’s of Coin Lithium Battery Safety

· STORE devices that use coin lithium batteries out of reach of children

· SECURE the battery compartments of devices

· SELECT battery packaging that meets federal guidelines for child resistance, such as Energizer’s coin lithium battery packaging

· SHARE this information with your friends and family


Energizer led the industry by being the first 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.  They also developed a national awareness campaign in partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide called The Battery Controlled, which works to alert parents and caregivers to the dangers of swallowing coin lithium batteries. Identifying ways its products can help keep families safe is part of the Energizer commitment to designing its products with people in mind and investing in programs that have a positive impact on the world. that’s positivenergy

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,, and


The Challenge

I was sent a couple packages of Energizer, along with a sample of another battery package, so that I can try the packaging for myself.

Below is a video of myself taking the “packaging challenge”.  You may be surprised by the results!

Connect with Energizer:



ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win an Energizer Prize Pack!

Prize includes:

Two (2) packages of Energizer Coin Lithium batteries

One (1) Energizer LED Nightlight (winner’s choice between Sleeping Beauty or Cars)


One (1) Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light



This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on October 4, 2013.

            Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.


  1. Ann Fantom says:

    I learned that you shouldn’t carry loose batteries in a pocket or purse with metal objects like coins, paper clips, etc. This can short-circuit the battery, leading to high heat or leakage.

  2. Nancy says:

    I like their Pillar Flameless Candles Set.

  3. heather eg kaufman says:

    Energizer® Disney Cars LED Headlight would be great for my 5 year old. He loves to “help” work on vehicles with his dad.

  4. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    Really need the Power & Play Wireless Charging System for Wii, my kids go thru way to many batteries.

  5. Megan Parsons says:

    I’d love to have the Energizer® 6 LED Headlight

  6. Lori Thomas says:

    I also like the Energizer® 6 LED Headlight

  7. Lisa B. says:

    My son would love the Energizer Disney Cars LED Glow Stick! I like that they use LEDs 🙂

  8. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like the Folding Lantern with Light Fusion Technology

  9. Devon F says:

    I love this for my daughters room!
    Energizer® Disney Princess Plug-In LED Nightlight

  10. Jennifer Reed says:

    I think the new Energizer LED 3 in 1 Light with Light Fusion Technology looks very useful for our household. I love the sturdy, foldout legs for hands free applications.

  11. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would also like to have their Energizer 6 LED Headlight.

  12. Jean says:

    I did not know that Energizer made such a wide variety of charging cables and products.

  13. Carol L says:

    Love the Glas Task Light. Definitely going to look into getting 1 or 2 of those.
    Love their products. But didn’t realize the dangers with the coin lithium batteries. Thanks for that info.
    Carol L

  14. Sherry Compton says:

    The Energizer® LED 3-in-1 Flashlight with Light Fusion would be really useful since it’s a tripod light and flashlight in one

  15. April Yedinak says:

    Energizer has eliminated 41 tons of plastic from their packaging.

  16. Rita M says:

    I like theEnergizer® 5 Watt Premium USB Wall Charger and Apple Cable – what a great way to eliminate cord clutter.

  17. Cheryl O W says:

    My girls would love the Energizer® Disney Princess Plug-In LED Nightlight

  18. Ruby Yoshi says:

    I like the Energizer LED 3 in 1 Light with Light Fusion Technology

  19. Rebecca Orr says:

    I like the Advanced Lithium batteries. I need to try them out.

  20. Monique Rizzo says:

    The LED headlight would be nice!
    Thanks for the chance.

  21. melissaandkeith miller says:

    Pillar Flameless Candles Set

  22. I like energizer’s lithium AA batteries because they do not leak like alkalines do

  23. Carol says:

    I also like the Energizer® 6 LED Headlight.

  24. Athena S says:

    I learned who founded the ever ready battery company was Conrad Hubert.

  25. Maria Iemma says:

    I really liked the the Energizer® 6 LED Headlight – I have been a fan of Energizer batteries for many years.

  26. I like the flashlights and the usb car charger

  27. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d love to have the Instant Charger Made for iPod and iPhone.

  28. Rebecca Parsons says:

    Their new power seal technology can hold their power for 10 years.

  29. Kim G. says:

    I like the Light Fusion 2-in-1 flashlight.

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