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Domestic accidents are much more frequent than one might think. Falls and bruises, cuts, ingestion of toxic or harmful substances, risk of suffocation from swallowing small objects, burns … are quite frequent.
According to a survey conducted by Moige (Italian Parents Movement) in collaboration with Duracell, 82% of families with children, especially in the 0-2 age group, said that their children were injured at home.
There is no need to be alarmed. It can happen and sometimes a few small steps are really enough to prevent the problem, securing your home and, consequently, the little ones.
Here are the incidents that parents claim to have happened most often to their children:
And in the Top Ten of potential security enemies, we find:
- Corners and edges (28%)
- Electricity (25%)
- Sources of heat or gas (22%)
- Furniture (18%)
- Detergents (11%)
- Balconies and windows (11%)
- Scales (10%)
- Small unattended items (6%)
- Sharp objects (6%)
- Inattention (5%)
That is why it is very important that mum and dad and whoever takes care of a child never let their guard down and gear up to avoid the dangers altogether.
HOME SAFE HOME – CONCRETE HELP FOR FAMILIES
Home Safe Home – Safe home suitable for childrenor is a project carried out by Moige in collaboration with Duracell which consists of two parts: on the one hand, a survey conducted by the Piepoli Institute which photographs the actions and perceptions of Italian parents regarding the safety of their children at home; on the other a short guide with the main tips on behaviors and measures to be taken to have a fully-fledged “child-proof” home.
At a time when the house becomes the fulcrum of family life (just think of the last months of lockdown with adults and children forced to share the same spaces and environments) it is essential to equip yourself to always have the situation under control and not take any risk. .
For prevention and safety there are many initiatives undertaken or that can be undertaken: purchase of edge and corner protectors to avoid trauma and bruises, safety systems to prevent the child from opening the cabinets or detergent packages, nets to prevent falls from the balcony or from the windows, adoption of safety systems to prevent the ingestion of small objects or to avoid that, if this should occur, it can really represent a danger for children (just think of the pen caps that have a hole at the top to facilitate the passage of air if they are ingested)
MORE SAFE LITHIUM COIN BATTERIES
With Duracell Baby Secure Technology
And concrete help for the safety of children also comes from Duracell.
90% of the ingestions of lithium coin batteries, in fact, occurs because they are left out of the package or inside the devices, representing a huge attraction for a child.
The lithium coin batteries have a diameter of 20mm. Since their size is similar to that of children’s esophagus, if ingested accidentally they can get stuck in the digestive tract itself, developing a chemical reaction that can also lead to serious consequences.
Here because Duracell has developed a new Baby Secure Technology for its lithium coin batteries.
It is a semicircular transparent adhesive applied to the negative pole of the lithium battery, impregnated with a substance recognized by our brain as the most bitter in the world, which provokes in children, starting from the taste receptors, an instinctive and inevitable reaction so as to force them to spit the battery when this is inadvertently inserted into the mouth.
But that is not all. Always with a view to strengthen its commitment to the safety of its products, Duracell has proceeded to implement double blister packs impossible to open with bare hands from babies and children (they can only be opened with a pair of scissors) and has enhanced the warnings (keep out of reach of children) both on the battery and on the packaging, to always remind adults to pay close attention to coin-operated batteries. lithium.
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