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Who’s at most risk of aspiration?

Posted on December 2, 2014 9:37 am under Defective Child Care Products

Aspiration happens when foreign material, such as food, liquid, or objects like small parts of a toy enter the air passage and the lungs. Children younger than 4 years old are at most risk of this medical emergency, although it can also happen to children of older age groups.

Apart from age, there are also other factors that increase a child’s risk of aspiration:

  • Children with chronic pulmonary conditions, such as pneumonia
  • Children with craniofacial abnormalities, such as cleft palate
  • Children with nerve disorders that affect voluntary muscles, such as cerebral palsy
  • Children with upper airway defects
  • Children who excessively drool

It is the duty of a toy manufacturer to make sure that the toy and its entire components are safe to use. If you believe a toy manufacturer has put your child’s safety at risk, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn about the many legal options available to you. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 today.