Health Tip: Uninflated Balloons Aren't Safe for Young Children11/14/13
(HealthDay News) -- Balloons may appear to be a soothing toy for
young children, but experts say uninflated balloons are the leading
cause of child suffocation.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers this
- Children may accidentally inhale an uninflated balloon and
- Children may also swallow or inhale broken pieces of a popped
balloon and suffocate.
- Children under 8 years old should never play with an uninflated
- If a balloon bursts, immediately take all pieces away from a
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