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02/06/2009 Toddler Dies After Swallowing Button Battery A 2-year-old American girl has died following ingesting a button battery from an electronic game.

Although doctors removed the battery, it had leaked and caused internal burns and severe bleeding from the child's esophagus and aorta.

If you think your child may have ingested a battery, call your local Poisons Centre immediately.
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