Disk Battery Ingestion Follow-up

Updated: Dec 28, 2015
  • Author: Daniel J Dire, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Asim Tarabar, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence/Prevention

More than one half of ingested batteries (53%) were removed from a product before ingestion. Products need to be designed with secure battery compartments that can withstand a child's prying hands or a fall.

For patient education resources, see First Aid and Injuries Center, as well as Battery Ingestion.