Button Batteries

“It turns out this is one of the most damaging and dangerous things that my beautiful boy could have ever swallowed. It does not get much worse than this.” – Mother of an 8 month-old baby boy.


Run a session on button battery safety

Running a short session on button batteries helps equip parents with essential knowledge and practical tools to prevent a tragedy from happening to their family.

Use our ready-made resources for an effective group discussion, whether virtual or face-to-face.

Session plan

Session plan: I might swallow a button battery

Our dual-purpose flashcard and session plan supports practitioners to run engaging group discussions with parents.

The visual aid shows child-appealing products powered by button batteries. You can ask parents what they recognise. Many will be shocked to see how many items contain button batteries.

Plus, the workshop outline has questions designed to stimulate discussion, plus safety facts and tips to share.


Run this time-lapse film at the beginning of your session for maximum impact.

It shows the damage a button battery can cause if it gets stuck in a small child’s food pipe.


Button Batteries Poster: Where are yours?

Use this poster to illustrate the products and places where a small child can find button batteries in the home.

Then share with parents as a practical tool to use to check their own homes after the session.

More educational resources

Plus, thanks to generous support from the Office for Product Safety and Standards, you can also order free printed resources on button battery safety from our shop.

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