10 Month Old Chokes on Small Rubber Ball
|A 10 month old male, playing with
the rubber ball of the ball and jacks set that belonged to an older sibling,
has the rubber ball lodged in his throat after he placed the ball in his
mouth. The child's mother could not dislodge the ball, nor could the emergency
medical team summoned to the scene for assistance. The child was taken by
ambulance to a medical facility, too late to save his life. The child was
dead on arrival at the hospital.
Colonial Beach, Virginia
During a recent one year period, 7 children died when a small ball lodged in the airway.
All balls from packages or vending machines with a diameter of 1.75 inches or less must be labeled not for children under 3 years.
Over 100 choking deaths associated with whole and broken Balloons that can lodge in a child's throat have been reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission since the 1970's.