Melissa Fensterstock is mother to two wonderful children and a seasoned biotech, medtech and consumer product executive. She is the co-founder and CEO of Landsdowne Labs. The company's first product is ChildLok, a technology designed to deactivate button batteries following accidental ingestion. Button batteries are the small, round batteries found in mostly portable electronics coming in all of our homes like remote controls, thermometers, games and toys, watches, cameras, and musical greeting cards. Button batteries are tiny, they're shiny, and they are so appealing to children that over 35,000 children accidentally ingest them every year.
She joins us on Parenting for the Future to discuss the button battery crisis and what she, through her work at Landsdowne Labs, is trying to do about it.