Button battery injuries in kids rose 93% in first 7 months of pandemic – Fox News

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which has a Button Battery Task Force, approximates that more than 2,500 button battery injuries in children occur each year.”The most major injuries are generally associated with 20 mm size batteries, about the size of a nickel, since they are likely to get lodged in a small kids esophagus,” the AAP alerted.”These included injuries from liquid laundry packets, which continue to be a severe threat for both small kids in the occasion of consumption and– progressively– for senior citizens, who suffer ocular injuries,” the CPSC specified.