Button Battery Campaign Launched

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) and the British and Irish Portable Battery Association (BIPBA) are launching a joint awareness and information campaign on button cell safety, designed to provide expert information and guidance to parents and professionals working with children and families on how to handle button batteries safely.

Button cells, the small round silver batteries powering growing numbers of household products, have been linked to serious injuries among small children, with lithium cell batteries a particular concern as they are larger and have a higher voltage. The new industry-charity collaboration will help parents, carers and professionals understand the risks and keep children safe.

The information campaign will include joint safety messaging on social media and websites, a safety fact sheet and support for professionals to run community-based activities with parents.


For advice on button battery safety, visit  CAPT's website or the  British and Irish Portable Battery Association.