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The telltale and subtle signs of choking among kids

Posted on December 1, 2014 2:47 pm under Defective Child Care Products

McDonald’s, the world’s largest chain of hamburger restaurants, has recently recalled its Hello Kitty whistle toys after learning about the risk of aspiration it poses to young children. Aspiration is when a foreign object blocks the windpipe. According to reports, the whistle in the toy might detach, which can then occlude the airway.

small toyaAspiration is almost always accompanied by an initial episode of choking. It can also be accompanied by coughing, reddening of the eyes, and hoarse quality of voice. In some instances, however, children may aspirate with no evident signs and symptoms. See a pediatrician immediately if you notice any of these subtle signs of aspiration:

  • Irregularity in breathing
  • Apnea during feeding
  • Rigid behavior during feeding, unexplained refusal to eat
  • Adverse response to any oral stimulus

Because toys are for children, they should not be designed and manufactured in a way that would pose any hazard or danger to them. If your child has been the victim of a dangerous toy in Wisconsin, our team of defective child product lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is willing to help you demand financial restitution for all the damages your family has incurred. Call us at (414) 271-0900 and discuss your situation with us.