Battery-related presentations to the emergency department

Toys and games have become increasingly sophisticated, which has made them more appealing to children. This has been facilitated by progress in electronic technology that relies on batteries for power. Batteries drive so many gadgets that children have ready access to them in common household items such as toys, television remote controls, calculators, cameras and watches.

Similarly, batteries are used in hearing aids, which older family members may inadvertently leave lying around. Many children have the dexterity to