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As children enjoy new toys, parents should be aware of a potential hazard related to toys with small magnetic pieces and button batteries.

Listen to the Healthy Children Radio show for a discussion on how to prevent life threatening hazards associated with button batteries and toys with small magnetic pieces.
Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, FAAP, is Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at the Ohio State University. He is founder and director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Segment 1: Magnetic Toys and Button Batteries Pose Serious Hazard To Children


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