Battery-related emergency room visits on the rise

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The number of children visiting emergency rooms due to battery-related injuries is on the rise.

A new safe kids worldwide study found that from 2010 to 2019, there were more than twice the number of battery-related ER visits for children ages 18 and under, compared to 1990 to 2009.

The majority of incidents happened in those ages five and younger – and 90% of ER visits were tied to battery ingestion.