Did You Know?!
In Europe, one in 5 childhood choking injuries involve industrial products, such as plastic and metal parts, coins, and toys.[Ref:34]
Even if the apple (or pear) skin is removed, crispy raw fruit is still a choking hazard. Cooked fruit and applesauce are much less dangerous.
Watermelon seeds are the most commonly aspirated fruit seeds.[Ref:25]
Watermelon rind has also become a bronchial foreign body. Cherry pits are also a dangerous choking hazard.
In every country, different fruits are part of the daily diet. It is important that for each región, the most dangerous fruits, seeds and pits must be identified.