DURACELL INNOVATION

Lithium Coin Battery Safety

Duracell takes battery safety very seriously and is continuously working to update precautions and safety standards to help prevent accidental ingestions. As the #1 trusted battery brand, Duracell provides more safety features than any other leading brand.

*Applicable on 2032, 2025 and 2016 sizes.
Help keep your children safe

Battery Safety

Every year hundreds of lithium coin batteries are accidentally ingested, with more than half being swallowed by children under age 6*. As devices such as remotes, games, and key fobs get smaller, more are lithium coin batteries are needed.

Left untreated, an ingested lithium coin battery can cause a harmful chemical reaction in as little as two hours. If you believe your child swallowed a battery, visit the emergency room immediately.

*NBIH Biennial Report (Jul 2014 – Jun 2016), Washington DC

How We’re Helping

Duracell takes battery safety very seriously and is continuously working to update precautions and safety standards to help prevent accidental ingestions. As the #1 trusted battery brand, Duracell provides more safety features than other brands.

Bitter Coating

The latest safety innovation added to our lithium coin batteries (2032, 2025, and 2016 sizes) is a bitter coating on the back side of the cell. If a child puts a lithium coin battery in their mouth, the bitter coating will immediately react with saliva to release a bitter taste which will discourage swallowing.

Child-Secure Packaging

We make our packaging difficult to open for a reason. The double blister design requires scissors—and determination—to remove the battery.

On-Pack Warning

Every lithium coin battery package is clearly marked with a safety warning.

Engraved Warning

The positive side of the battery offers an additional safety warning.

How You Can Help

There are simple things you can do to help prevent your child from coming in to contact with a lithium coin battery.

01 Know which devices use coin batteries

Coin batteries are commonly used in devices all over your home:

  • Remote controls
  • Key fobs
  • Watches
  • Calculators
  • Flameless candles
  • Medical devices
  • Kitchen scales
  • Bathroom scales
  • Games and toys
  • Greeting cards with sound

Keep these devices out of reach and out of sight. Supervise your children if they come into contact with them.

02 Childproof your devices

Kids are curious. Even if you keep your devices away from your children, they might find them and get access to the batteries. A piece of duct tape or other tools can help secure battery compartments.

03 Keep loose batteries locked away

If you’ve got spare batteries, be sure to keep them secured and away from your children in a drawer, cupboard, or any other space that can be locked.

Other Helpful Resources

Looking for more information and additional tips?

If your child swallows a battery, go to the emergency room.
If you have other questions or concerns, call 1-800-498-8666 or visit www.batteryingestionhotline.com.