• Choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury death in the U.S. (National Safety Council – Injury Facts)
  • 5,553 people died from choking in 2022. (National Safety Council – Injury Facts)
  • Among children treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal choking incidents, almost 60% were food-related. (SafeKids Worldwide)
  • Overall, 13% of cases involved swallowing coins and 19% involved candy or gum. (SafeKids Worldwide)

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