Whether it’s children’s toys, watches and computers, or alarm clock remote control and other commonly used home equipment, there may be such batteries. Many parents don’t realize the danger of button batteries. The most dangerous thing is that parents fail to find out in time that their children have swallowed the batteries. So parents need to be alert! Button battery is easy to die if swallowed by children.
Button battery is easy to die if swallowed by children.
In the United States, 3613 button batteries were ingested in 2006, most of them children, the Detroit News reported on March 21. In the past three or four months, there have been three such cases in California, one of which resulted in the death of a child.
Richard, a doctor at California children’s Hospital, points out that children like to put everything they can get into their mouth, and the bright appearance of button batteries is very attractive to them.
California doctor Robert said that when the battery is swallowed, it will cause great damage to children’s bodies: it will get stuck in the throat and esophagus, leak corrosive acid, burn a hole in the throat or esophagus within a few hours, sink into the lungs, block the airway, and lead to suffocation. If it enters the stomach, it will be relatively safe, because its acid will generally mix with gastric acid, so that the battery can smoothly pass through the digestive system.
Wang Qiang, deputy chief of surgery of Beijing Children’s Hospital, stressed that the most important thing is to detect the battery in time. Because batteries do not cause immediate physical harm, parents usually just need to send them to the hospital as soon as possible. Of course, if possible, parents can also induce vomiting for their children.
To protect children, keep button batteries out of children’s reach. If the batteries can be removed by children, put the household devices with batteries out of children’s reach. Baibai safety net’s knowledge about children’s home electric shock prevention is still being updated. Please lock in our relevant columns!