Gel Candies “Mini Fruit Gels”

Foreign Body

Gel candies are exceptionally dangerous because they act in two phases:

  1. Initially, as rubber stoppers, blocking breathing completely
  2. Eventually, as a “sticky glue” that is extremely hard to remove (airway instruments need to be discarded)

We strongly recommend never purchasing or trying to ingest these products.

“Throwing” this food back (in the throat) could be fatal!

In many countries in South America, they don’t have a warning label as choking hazard and their trading has no control.

Did You Know?!

The presence of older siblings in the household increases the risk for choking, possibly because toys and other objects with small parts are more likely to be present and caregiving activities, such as feeding, to be undertaken by older siblings.[Ref:44]