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By Casey De Farria
Casey De Farria
28 May, 2019

A chicken fillet, a button battery, and some scary results.

Our friends at Kidspot interviewed CPR Kids Founder Sarah Hunstead, for a great article on her recent button battery experiment.

30 minutes after exposure versus 4 hours after exposure

“Having your child swallow a button battery is amongst one of the biggest fears parents of little ones have. And statistics show our fears are valid.

According to The Battery Controlled, an estimated four children per week present to the emergency department in Australia with an injury related to a button battery – with children under five years being the greatest risk.

So it comes as no surprise to us that when CPR Kids founder Sarah Hunstead went public with a little time-lapse experiment at home to see what exactly happens to a child’s stomach if a battery is swallowed, her post was shared by hundreds across the country.”

Read the rest of the article here, for more important information and advice on what to do if you think your child has swallowed a button battery.

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