Apple’s AirTag(our review here) is designed to run over a year on a regular battery that you can easily replace (the iPhone alerts you when it’s time to change it).

Traditional CR2023 batteries can be used as replacement batteries. The Loop website points out that when it’s time to change the battery, Apple suggests not using batteries with a “bitter coating.”

Round CR2032-type batteries are easy to replace; you can replace the button battery in various devices all too easily, an aspect that poses potential problems for those with children (especially very young children and infants); they often swallow them, risking triggering a chemical reaction in the esophagus that can cause burns and other damage.

That’s why some manufacturers have made button cells with a bitter-tasting coating (a ring-shaped layer of a non-toxic compound called Bitrex) to prevent them from being swallowed.

In a supporting document with directions on how to replace the AirTag battery, Apple explains that “CR2032 batteries with a bitter coating may not work with AirTag or other battery-powered products, depending on the alignment of the coating in relation to the battery contacts.” It is therefore advisable to use batteries without this bitter coating, taking care to keep AirTag out of the reach of children and leave batteries of this type in plain view.

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Duracell reports that there are hundreds of cases each year ofcases of ingestion of lithium coin batteries by children, in half of the cases under the age of 6. Devices such as remote controls, toys and car keys are getting smaller and smaller and therefore require lithium coin batteries more and more often. If a lithium coin battery is swallowed, and action is not taken promptly, it can get stuck in the esophagus, causing a harmful chemical reaction that can prove fatal within two hours. If you suspect that a child has ingested a battery, you should go to the emergency room immediately.

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In May this year, some Australian retailers had removed AirTag packs from their shelves in response to concerns from some parents about the ease with which children could access the tracker’s battery. TheAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has also targeted AirTags by warning users of the potential danger