Bat­tery dan­ger

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Lit­tle bat­ter­ies and toy parts can cause chil­dren a lot of harm. Adults should keep this in mind when do­ing their Christ­mas shop­ping this year, Safekids New Zealand says. In­juries caused by coin-sized lithium or but­ton bat­ter­ies, con­tained in many toys and mu­si­cal cards, is an emerg­ing is­sue. In the last three years, the Na­tional Poi­sons Cen­tre re­ceived 175 calls about chil­dren un­der six years swal­low­ing or in­sert­ing bat­ter­ies in their nose and ears. Go to for more in­for­ma­tion.

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