Button batteries power so many things in our homes, from remote controls and gaming headsets to digital scales and thermometers, not to mention cheap toys and musical cards.
But big, powerful lithium coin cell batteries, the ones like a 5p piece, can badly hurt or kill a small child within two hours, if they get stuck in the food pipe.
While some battery compartments are secured, many batteries are easy for children to get to. And then there are all the spares, plus the flat batteries we’re saving to recycle.
Most parents don’t know about the dangers or where batteries are in their homes, so they can’t keep their children safe. That’s why we’re launching a Button Battery Treasure Hunt.
We want to highlight how many batteries you can find in your home – in products as well as spare and flat batteries – and encourage parents to keep them out of reach of small fingers.
Find out more about button batteries.
Here’s a link to some example videos made by members of our team. Hopefully it will give you some ideas of what we’re looking for.