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