Occasionally we wonder why governments allow button batteries all. We can’t imagine them approving other consumer goods that burn through kids’ gullets when swallowed.
As we head for the holiday season with Thanksgiving soon and Christmas in December, our thoughts turn to choosing gifts for kids. Just about everything they want nowadays seems to have a battery in it and there’s a catch.
We are heart sore every time we hear of a child who ingested penny batteries, and suffered harm. We understand the temptation of the shiny discs.
Taranga Zoo in Sydney participated in a major city festival celebrating light, music, and ideas recently. It handed out illuminated wristbands to kids as part of this.