How safe is Apple Airtag around kids and pets? Pet swallows Airtag

Apple AirTag

In April 2021, Apple released the Airtag which helps users easily locate their lost items. At the time, most of the issues about this device revolve around hoodlums using it to track victims. It was also popularly used for carjacking activities. However, Apple subsequently ensured that users get an alert when a foreign Airtag active around. There was no question about the size of the Airtag until now. Is the AirTag too small? Does its small size make it unsafe around kids and pets? Does it look like an edible that could easily attract kids and pets? These are questions that users are now answering after a recent event.

Apple Airtag

Apple AirTag has a diameter of 31.9 mm, a thickness of 8.0 mm and a weight of 11 grams. Because of its small size, it is easy to wear on the dog’s collar. But at the same time, AirTags are small enough to be swallowed by kids or pets. In recent times, there have been several incidents of dogs swallowing AirTags.

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Dog swallows Apple Airtag

According to MacRumors, dog owner Colin Mortimer experienced such an encounter. He found that the AirTag on the dog’s collar was missing, so he used the Find My app to track and play the sound. Unexpectedly, the AirTag made a sound from the dog’s stomach. Coincidentally, another dog was sent to the emergency room by the owner because of swallowing an AirTag but luckily escaped the danger safely.

Apple AirTag

Apple said that it does not recommend that users use AirTag to track children or pets. This is because the device is originally designed to track objects rather than creatures. In addition, there is a CR2032 battery inside the AirTag, which may damage your pet’s stomach and cause poisoning if chewed.

Apple AirTag

However, some users claim that the size of the AirTag is too small. They believe that if it was a little larger, it could discourage pets from swallowing them. Also, a few users also want Apple to make the AirTag less attractive. However, these will likely not stop pets or kids from putting them in their mouth. Just keep your Apple AirTag out of the reach of kids or pets.

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