January 04, 2016
The family of a 2-year-old Oklahoma girl who unexpectedly died days after she reportedly swallowed a small disk battery, unbeknownst to her family, is warning others of the danger of this common household device.
The child, Brianna Florer, reportedly ingested the coin-sized battery over the holidays, the New York Daily News reports.
She soon turned blue, started throwing up blood and died days later, presumably as a result of the battery acid, according to the New York Daily News.
According to the National Capital Poison Center, there were 11,940 reported cases of children under the age of 6 swallowing batteries between 2005 and 2014, with 15 resulting in fatalities and 101 leading to major medical problems.
A GoFundMe page has been created by the Florer family to raise funds for funeral costs.
Read the full New York Daily News report here.