The button-size batteries commonly found in electronics are also proving to be very dangerous. Safety advocacy group Safe Kids USA says the number of injuries and deaths associated with the batteries has quadrupled in five years. The batteries can easily lodge in a child’s throat and burn through the esophagus in as little as two hours, according to Safe Kids. Toys designed for young kids should make it more difficult to remove the batteries. But Angela Mickalide, Safe Kids’ research director, says her group is also concerned about toys and remotes intended for older children and adults that might be exposed to younger kids.
Source: USA Today
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