Did You Know?!
In a 2011, a US National Safety Council report stated that choking caused 4,500 deaths (amongst all ages) in the United States in 2009.[Ref:1819]
While crawling at home, a 9-month-old girl put something inside her mouth.
She had some gasping, but no respiratory distress. Her mother rushed her to the Emergency Room.
Radiology revealed a metallic object in her nasopharynx. This foreign body was removed under general anesthesia and found to be a plastic and metal mini-hairclip (ie, a Kinder Surprise toy).