Raw Vegetables

Foreign Body

One of the more common bronchial foreign bodies, raw carrots should never be used as a teether! Cooking carrots vastly reduces the risk. Raw celery and broccoli are also choking hazards.

Edamame beans, usually steamed before serving, can still be inhaled below the vocal cords.

Did You Know?!

In a 2011, a US National Safety Council report stated that choking caused 4,500 deaths (amongst all ages) in the United States in 2009.[Ref:46]