Near-miss asphyxiation from a toy ball: A small parts failure

M. Douglas Baker

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The case report of a near-fatal asphyxiation of an 11-month-old child by a 26 mm (diameter) toy ball is presented. The lack of compliance with existing Consumer Product Safety Commission standards for small parts is discussed, and a recommendation is made regarding the coloring of ingestible objects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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