The gadgets you buy this year as gifts could pose a real threat for children!
Inside mini remote controls, small calculators, watches, flameless candles, singing greeting cards along with other electronics may be very powerful coin-sized button batteries – the perfect size to get stuck in a little ones throat.
The batteries can cause choking, but can also get lodged in the child’s throat triggering an electrical current which can cause a chemical reaction caused by the saliva, this in turn can severely burn the childs esophagus.
The best preventative measure you can take is to always check your childs new toys to be sure you are aware of the small parts on the toy and if it contains any small batteries. You can then decide if you think the toy is safe for your little one or not.
Remember children under 3 tend to put everything in their mouth.
Have a Merry Christmas!
The Staff at KidSafe