BIPBA is a proud partner of the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). Since 2017, BIPBA has worked with CAPT to provide expert information and guidance to parents and professionals working with children and families, on battery safety.
BIPBA and CAPT have also worked with Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) to raise awareness of the risks posed by button and coin cell batteries when swallowed by a child. OPSS has created a range of resources to raise awareness of the potential risks posed to children by swallowing button and coin cell batteries.
This year, BIPBA is supporting the OPSS Nil By Mouth campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness among parents, carers and health professionals about the potential hazards to children associated with swallowing small magnets, button batteries, loose/small toy parts and imitation food. OPSS is keen for groups, businesses, and individuals to support and share the materials on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtag #nilbymouth. Below are a selection of materials and graphics for use.
For more information on the campaign please visit – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hidden-danger-in-your-home-button-batteries-and-powerful-magnets. Further resources are available at – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/child-safety-nil-by-mouth-ingestion-product-safety.