TABLE 1

Intended Use of Ingested Batteries (NBIH, July 1990 to September 2008)

Intended Use of Ingested Batteryn% of Known
Hearing aid (2514) or cochlear implant (14)252836.27
Game/toy153822.07
Watch77511.12
Calculator4005.74
Flashlight/light/lantern/laser light/laser pointer/nightlight/penlight3204.59
Remote control (television, garage door, key fob)2002.87
Key chain: laser, flashlight, whistle, toy, calculator, laser pointer1672.40
Clock/clock radio/timer/stopwatch1251.79
Jewelry (flashing, lighted, musical, tongue ring, earring, necklace)1211.74
Book1161.66
Camera1121.61
Telephone/pager811.16
Noisemaker761.09
Pen (lighted, laser)600.86
Miscellaneous (badge, candle, cup, fishing lure, door chime, dog collar, electric meter, battery charger, gun scope, invisible fence, lighted eraser, lighted tweezers, lighted whistle, mat/rug, mirror light, picture frame, printer/scanner, scale, teapot, toothbrush, tool, trophy, Wi-Fi locator)480.69
Music or video players/recorders/microphones/headphones (cassette, CD, DVD, walkman, iPod, MP3 player, Tivo)380.55
Radio320.46
Computer/PDA290.42
Thermometer290.42
Attire (flashing, lighted, or musical barrette, buckle, costume, glove, shoe, shoelace, sock, sun glasses, button, body light)260.37
Musical instrument (guitar, flute, piano)240.34
Exercise equipment220.32
Book light, book mark200.29
Magnet (lighted, flashing)160.23
Greeting card150.22
Ornament150.22
Alarm/monitor (auto, baby, bedwetting, door, motion, window)140.20
Bicycle equipment/light120.17
Medication pump, medical equipment110.16
Total known6970100.00
Unknown1678
Total8648