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]
One of the more common bronchial foreign bodies, raw carrots should never be used as a teether! Cooking carrots vastly reduces the risk. Raw celery and broccoli are also choking hazards.
Edamame beans, usually steamed before serving, can still be inhaled below the vocal cords.