Kinder Surprise Toys

Foreign Body

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).

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]