Batteries in Toys
Batteries contain harmful substances, like acids and heavy metals. If batteries are not correctly used, stored and discarded, these harmful substances may leak, or the batteries may overheat or burst. If batteries are swallowed, they may be poisonous, requiring immediate medical attention.
Always supervise children when they play and teach them how to play safely.
- Only adults should charge batteries. Battery chargers and adapters can pose thermal burn hazards to children.
- Check that young children cannot open a toy's battery compartment.
- Do not allow a child to take a battery-operated toy to bed. Burns and other injuries could result from batteries leaking or overheating.
- Call a doctor or poison control centre immediately if a child swallows a battery. Batteries can be poisonous.
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