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Choking and Strangulation Prevention for Big Kids
Big kids grow more independent every day. And although they’re likely past the stage of putting everything they see in their mouths, they still can be at risk of choking and strangulation. Here are some tips to help.
- Remove necklaces, purses, scarves, helmets or clothing with drawstrings when children are playing or sleeping.
- Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect that magnets have been swallowed. Look for abdominal symptoms, such as pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Note that in X-rays, multiple magnetic pieces may appear as a single object.
- Bookmark recalls.gov for additional information about important product recalls for your family.
- Sign up at www.safekids.org to receive monthly e-mail alerts for recent recalls specific to children.