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EPBA factsheet on button battery safety

epba factsheet

2018-12-20

The European Portable Battery Association (EPBA) launched an awareness campaign addressed to parents on the safe use of button batteries.Button and coin cells are batteries specially designed to power small appliances and portable devices such as toys, watches, or medical devices. Due to their small size, there is a risk that they are unintentionally swallowed by children. EPBA and its members are committed to reduce this risk, namely thanks to enhanced information about this topic. The factsheet focus on highlighting the context in which children might swallow a battery. It draws the attention to the particular case of coin cells which are 16 mm in diameter or larger and of Lithium based technology.