Small Batteries Can Hurt Small Children - 8 News NOW

Small Batteries Can Hurt Small Children

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LAS VEGAS -- A one year old child died after swallowing a battery. A terrible tragedy, but it could happen to almost any family.  

The child had swallowed one of those small, round batteries that are used to power clocks and watches and other electronics. Once inside the body, they do terrible damage.

They can choke the child, but if they reach the digestive system, they can cause severe burns and even death.  With the holidays coming up, please be sure to keep all batteries out of the reach of inquisitive children.


Paula Francis



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