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  • Button Batteries Are Deadly

    There have been two recent child deaths because of button batteries and the warnings are coming from close to home: SEE FULL STORY

    Besides the two deaths Dr Kate Parkins said, in the last 18 months, another five children in Greater Manchester have also suffered life-changing injuries as a result.

    She said the button-shaped batteries “look like sweets” to children but can cause severe internal bleeding which medics struggle to treat.

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    “It’s not what’s inside the battery,” she explained. “The battery sets up an electrical current which causes a build-up of sodium hydroxide which is caustic soda.

    “That causes a burn through the oesophagus, the feeding tube, and that can then burn through into major blood vessels and that’s why the bleeding is then pretty much impossible to control and stop.”

    One child died in May last year after a battery got lodged in the upper part of the feeding tube, she said.

    “It had been removed and then, about a week later, caused catastrophic bleeding which we couldn’t control.”