Did You Know?!
For every choking-related death, an estimated 110 children are treated in hospital emergency departments for non-fatal choking.[Ref:43]
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).