The Parent Report: Choking Warning For Kids

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BOSTON (CBS) – We know about the hazards of kids choking on certain small toys…but what about the choking hazards of food?

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Doctor Gary Smith of the American Academy of Pediatrics says we have choking warnings for kids on toys, but we don’t have them for food.

And one All-American food is the biggest hazard…hot dogs. Another common food hazard that kids like is gel candy…Smith feels warning labels on food are a necessity…

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