Did you know that tomorrow marks the start of National Childhood Injury Prevention Week? I'm all for anything that brings attention to preventing child injury, so I am very excited to share this news with you. Child injury isn't just the big things that you often think about, but many little things that get overlooked. For example, have you ever considered that your battery packaging may not be safe for children? Let me explain...
I received a package of Energizer Coin Lithium Batteries (our family commonly calls them watch batteries) and a package of competitor coin lithium batteries, so I could see the difference in packaging. After just a quick glance, I knew the Energizer were much safer to be laying around the house (although I would recommend not leaving them within reach of children just to be safe), but I took it a step further. No, I didn't give them to the kids to try and open! Even though the competitor packaging says it is child-safe, I had the package ripped open and the batteries out within 30 seconds of ripping at the package. When I turned my energies to the Energizer package...I could see from the start that it was a waste of time! Energizer "watch batteries" are sealed in a plastic package, rather than the cardboard that so easily rips open. I seriously wasted my time, trying to get the package open without scissors or my pocketknife!
If you have children in your home at all-whether your own or a friend's child-I recommend you start stocking your house with Energizer batteries! Be sure to follow Energizer's 4 S's of 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
And, 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 nsc.org, www.energizer.com, TheBatteryControlled.com andwww.poison.org/battery.
I also received a couple other items with my Child Injury Prevention pack; a Cars LED Nightlight, Energizer Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light, and a gift card to go shopping for some safety items in the home. One item already added to my shopping list is some outlet covers, as we seem to have lost a couple over the past few months. The nightlight will be very beneficial in our hallway, for when the children make a bathroom run in the middle of the night-this way they aren't stumbling around in the dark. My personal favorite though, is the 2-in-1 LED Light. This will be so handy for when the electricity goes out, or durig our camping trips. Just yesterday power went out twice in a nearby city, because of the heat! If that happens, we're prepared now. I love that I can use it as an actual flashlight, or set it up as a lantern-style light. Perfect for storm season, when we're often left without power for hours on end!
One of my readers will receive an Energizer Child Injury Prevention Pack!!
Includes: 2 Packages Energizer Coin Lithium Batteries
1 LED Nightlight (choice of Cars or Sleeping Beauty)
1 Weatheready 2-in-1 LED Light