In our discussion of whether or not foods with choking hazards should bear warning labels, reader paschott asked, “Why do I get the feeling that the same parents who check for warning labels on choking are already watching out for kids choking in the first place?” A good point, but how obvious are the foods that are dangerous to young children? A 2008 study from the American Academy of Pediatrics lists the top 10 choking hazards:
- Hot dogs
- Boned chicken
- Fish with bones
- Sunflower seeds
A lot of the list is common sense, some of it is vague (meat? candy?), but I probably wouldn’t have guessed “apples” or “carrots.” Could you guess them all?