The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) received a referral regarding a child who died following an unknown and undetected ingestion of a button battery. 

The initial investigation has focused on the identification and treatment of button battery ingestion in children under five, the communication and information sharing between primary and secondary care services, and the assessment of non-specific symptoms.

The full investigation will build on these issues, looking in depth at clinical decision making and other safety initiatives including product safety, design and manufacturing solutions.

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Bulletin: Button Battery Ingestion

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