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Prevent Child Choking Accidents

Doctor uses crowdfunding to launch anti-choking campaign

LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One child dies every five days from choking on food. Popcorn, hot dogs and grapes are favorite foods for many children, but these foods could easily get lodged in the airway and cause child choking accidents and death.

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Here are the facts:

  • One child dies every five days from a food choking accident
  • Over 10,000 children visit emergency rooms each year from choking on food.
  • Choking is the fourth leading cause of accidental death in children under age 5.
  • The most common objects causing fatal choking in children under age 3 are food, not toys.
  • The most common cause of non-fatal choking accidents in children under age 5 is food, not toys.

Kids in the House expert, professor of head and neck surgery and director of pediatric ear, nose and throat at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Dr. Nina Shapiro, has launched the EatSAFE campaign, with the goal of raising at least $5,000 to jumpstart the project.

Kids in the House has launched a video featuring Dr. Shapiro and Richard Pass providing tips to prevent your child from choking. Watch the video now and visit the campaign site to learn more about the EatSAFE project. The EatSAFE materials will offer life-saving information on foods to avoid, tips for prevention and what to do if a child starts choking.

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