I purchase CR2032 coin cell batteries in bulk as a result of I’ve a minimum of 4 totally different bike devices that use them. And when it’s time to interchange one, there’s nothing I like greater than swallowing the outdated one complete—it makes me really feel energized. However now Duracell is ruining that by including a bitter coating to its coin batteries.
I’m, after all, solely kidding about swallowing batteries. Please don’t eat batteries. They don’t seem to be for human consumption and can most definitely not makes you are feeling energized. However little youngsters don’t know that—they see small shiny objects and one thing of their growing-but-very-much-not-smart mind says “Hey, you need to eat that factor.” I don’t perceive it.
So as to preserve little youngsters (and probably me) from consuming coin cell batteries, Duracell is now delivery its 2032-, 2025-, and 2016-sized batteries with a bitter coating. Hopefully, which means all of the little human worm infants that stuff this stuff of their mouths will spit them out instantly.
Duracell isn’t the primary firm to place a bitter coating on its smaller merchandise, both. Nintendo does the identical factor with Change video games (critically, go lick one and see for your self) as a result of they’re simply sufficiently small that the toddlers of the world could attempt to eat them.
Anecdotally, I caught my daughter attempting to eat a enormous slug as soon as when she was a toddler, and it was disgusting. I want slugs got here with a much bigger coating. Severely although, why do toddlers put actually the whole lot of their mouths? That is one type of childhood exploration that utterly eludes me.
However I digress. In the event you reside in worry that your youngster could in the future eat a battery, that is excellent news. And, actually, even for those who don’t have that worry, that is most likely a very good factor. It might simply save a tiny life.