Disc Batteries

Foreign Body

Disc batteries can burn through the esophagus in as little as 6 hours and become lethal.

Please keep disc batteries out of reach of toddlers and young children.

Disc batteries may look like a coin on an Xray, but need to be removed much more urgently than a coin.

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The presence of older siblings in the household increases the risk for choking, possibly because toys and other objects with small parts are more likely to be present and caregiving activities, such as feeding, to be undertaken by older siblings.[Ref:1676]