Statistics reveal that of a total two million poison control calls, nearly 50 percent involved children ages six and younger.
One source of risk is button batteries. There have been several reports of young children swallowing the small circle batteries. Often, they cause death to the child. For this reason, parents and caregivers should secure the battery compartments of toys and other household electronics using a screwdriver.
Other items that can be dangerous for children, if swallowed, are cosmetics and personal care products such as hand sanitizers, mouthwash, perfume, and even vanilla extract. These products are all alcohol-based. Consumer Reports Product Safety Expert, Don Huber, explains that many of these products contain ethanol, the same type of alcohol you find in alcoholic beverages. He went on to say that a small amount of the alcohol when ingested by a young child around 25 pounds or less will make him/her "extremely intoxicated." Additionally, personal care products and cleaners should always be kept in their original bottles. Other containers, like a travel-size bottle may not have child-resistant caps or a safety nozzle.
Make sure children cannot access any cleaning product or laundry detergent. Chelsey Hernandez "Keep your children safe with these household danger warnings" abc13.com (Aug. 02, 2018)