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In the European Union each year, an estimated 50,000 children (14 years or younger) have a choking episode.[Ref:34]
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]