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Health Tip: Batteries May Be Dangerous for Kids

Health Tip: Batteries May Be Dangerous for Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Batteries may look tempting to young children, and are hazardous if swallowed.

The Safe Kids Worldwide website offers these suggestions to help protect kids from batteries:

  • Make sure all devices containing lithium batteries (including remotes, hearing aids, calculators, thermometers and musical greeting cards) are out of a child's sight and reach.

  • Place a piece of tape over the battery compartment to make it more difficult for children to get to the batteries.

  • Store any extra batteries out of children's reach.

  • Make sure babysitters and family members are aware of the dangers of batteries.

  • Immediately take your child to a hospital if you suspect that a battery has been swallowed.

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