Protecting Kids from Choking, Suffocation, Strangulation

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Airway obstruction is the second leading cause of accidental death in Kansas children ages 14 and under. Every year, in the U. S., approximately 963 children die from accidental suffocation or strangulation and nearly 873 die from foreign-body airway obstruction -- choking on food, toy parts or other small objects. In addition, each year, an estimated 900 suspected Sudden Infant Death Syndrome cases are actually cases of suffocation by soft bedding.

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