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Battery leaked from toy - is the white crystal powder dangerous?

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Yoarchie Tue 04-Oct-16 12:02:58

Just that really, opened an overflowing cupboard and found a toy that had batteries (normal AA type batteries) that hasn't been used for a while. I'm going to get rid of the toy as I don't want a child touching that substance but basically it fell out of the cupboard when I opened it so the white substance is most likely on my carpet (which I will hooover off), on my hands (washed them) but also on loads of other board games. Should I unload the cupboard and clean all those boxes up? I am worried about this powder burning or blinding my kids or something - advise me please!

Yoarchie Tue 04-Oct-16 12:49:34


Yoarchie Tue 04-Oct-16 13:52:13

Anyone smile

PinkSwimGoggles Tue 04-Oct-16 13:54:50

yes it is. you need to get the toy to the dispisal unit of your council as electronic toys should not go into the household bin

Yoarchie Tue 04-Oct-16 17:32:28

I have taken it to the electrical section in the tip but I am still concerned about the residual crystal powder.

Yoarchie Tue 04-Oct-16 21:09:12

Has anyone any advice about how dangerous the white stuff is to my dc?

scaredofthecity Tue 04-Oct-16 21:11:58

I had a toy like this and I was very careful. If I was you I would have everything out and clean throughly. The crystal stuff can be corrosive and made my skin itch. I dread to think what it could do to eyes

Yoarchie Tue 04-Oct-16 21:16:47

That's what I thought - will be a big job as lots of bitty things in there - aargh!

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