The Battery Controlled - Australian parents protect children from swallowing lithium batteries
The Battery Controlled is a campaign supported in Australia by Energizer, in partnership with Kidsafe and the ACCC, to alert parents and other caregivers to the hidden danger of swallowing coin-sized lithium button batteries.
If a child swallows a button battery, the battery can get stuck in the child's throat and burn through the oesophagus in as little as two hours. Repair can require feeding and breathing tubes and multiple surgeries.
Children under five years old are at the greatest risk.