Barbecue Brush Bristle
A thin metal bristle can break off a barbecue brush, stick to the grill, and then enter a piece of food. More than one person has had a metal barbecue brush bristle lodge in their swallowing passage. In this case, a bristle lodged in the base of a teenager’s of tongue.
It’s safest to always carefully inspect a barbeque grill before adding food — and, when bristles are bent, to replace old brushes with new.[Ref:546]