The American Academy of Pediatrics says the food industry should avoid shapes and sizes that pose choking risks. Getty Images
From Discovery News:
Although federal law requires choking warning labels on certain toys, no mandate exists for food.
* Choking kills more than 100 U.S. children 14 years or younger each year.
* Food, including candy and gum, is among the leading culprits, along with items like coins and balloons.
* Federal law requires choking warning labels on certain toys, but no mandate exists for food.
When 4-year-old Eric Stavros Adler choked to death on a piece of hot dog, his anguished mother never dreamed that the popular kids' food could be so dangerous.
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