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Advice regarding magnets and button batteries

Button-batteries; raising awareness about safety concerns amongst parents/carers:

Earlier this year RoSPA alerted CDOPs to incidents involving small high-powered magnetic products. There was a big push nationally to raise awareness of the dangers if swallowed. Colleagues working across East Lancashire initially saw a decrease in the number children presenting, however colleagues in East Lancashire report cases rising once again.

Please see links below:

Link to magnet safety comms pack -


Link to button battery information from the ROSPA website


Link to button battery information from Great Ormond Street Hospital website Button batteries – using them safely | Great Ormond Street Hospital (


Safety Alert issued by NHS England also highlighting the dangers posed by these products and providing guidance on treatment and assessment: NHS England » Urgent assessment/treatment following ingestion of ‘super strong’ magnets


Button batteries NHS campaign flyer here

Additional information Great Ormond Street - Button batteries here