Button Battery Safety: Industry and Academic Partnerships to Drive Change.

Title

Button Battery Safety: Industry and Academic Partnerships to Drive Change.

Creator

Jatana Kris R; Chao Silas; Jacobs Ian N; Litovitz Toby

Publisher

Otolaryngologic clinics of North America

Date

2019
2019-02

Description

The pediatric button battery (BB) hazard has been recognized for several decades. In 2012, the National Button Battery Task Force was established, and most manufacturers have improved warning labels, more secure packaging, and made BB compartments in products are more secure. Tissue neutralization before BB removal (ie, honey or sucralfate/Carafate(R)) is an effective way to reduce the rate of BB injury. In absence of visible perforation, 0.25% sterile acetic acid esophageal tissue irrigation at time of BB removal is recommended as a neutralization strategy to mitigate injury progression. Future BB design changes could eliminate esophageal tissue injury.

Subject

*Esophagus; Advisory Committees; Button battery; Coin cell battery; Disc battery; Electric Power Supplies/adverse effects/*standards; Esophageal; Foreign Bodies/etiology/*prevention & control/*surgery; Foreign body; Humans; Injury prevention; Pediatrics; Product Labeling/standards

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

149–161

Issue

1

Volume

52

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Citation

Jatana Kris R; Chao Silas; Jacobs Ian N; Litovitz Toby, “Button Battery Safety: Industry and Academic Partnerships to Drive Change.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3758.

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