Choking takes the lives of over 2,800 Americans each year, many of those victims being children. Nearly 70 percent of fatal choking incidents in children ages 3 and younger were caused by toys and other children’s products. The most common cause of non-fatal incidents is food, such as hotdogs, nuts, and vegetable and fruit pieces.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released tips for parents of infants and children under 4 to prevent choking incidents.
When eating meals:
It is a good practice as a parent or caregiver to take a CPR training course to prevent further injury should your child be a victim of a choking incident. Always contact 911 immediately if your child cannot breathe.
If your child has been injured in a choking accident involving toys or other household items, contact the Racine product liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-682-3434 to discuss your case and legal options.