Choking InjuriesLast updated on: August 1, 2016
Choking hazards are a large risk to children primarily. Everybody may suffer a choking injury from time to time from a more common problem, like not chewing your food properly or taking too large of bites. However, children are much more susceptible to choking, particularly when it comes to toys. A lot of toys are made of, or may have small parts. These parts can break off easily, or are simply too small for young kids. Often, those toys come with warnings, particularly for children under 3. The Consumer Products Safety Commission says that toys with warnings should be free of hazards. However, efforts are often made to get a toy to the market as fast as possible, and to make more money. Subsequently, toy companies may put a product out a little bit too quickly, and fail to give parents appropriate warnings. Therefore, no matter how much care that parent may take in supervising the child, those things can get overlooked.