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Choking and suffocation are responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one in Canada.[Ref:3]
Coins usually lodge in the esophagus. They are most common aero-digestive foreign body requiring removal under general anaesthesia. If a coin lodges in the larynx, it could be lethal. Coins, disc batteries, buttons, pendants, earrings, loose keys and other small objects should be kept out of reach of toddlers and young children.[Ref:31]