Kinder Surprise Toys

Foreign Body

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).

Did You Know?!

In the European Union each year, an estimated 2,000 children (14 years or younger) choke on a toy.[Ref:1476]