Children and Choking

The American Academy of Pediatrics is asking the FDA to require warning labels on foods that are choke hazards, and for the FDA to evaluate and monitor food for safety. The wisdom in this is offered by Dr. Gary Smith, an Ohio doctor who is the lead author of the pediatricians’ policy statement on food hazards:

You have a SuperBall that by government regulation has to carry warnings telling people it’s a risk to young children and you can’t market it to them, yet you can have the same identical shape and size gumball and there are no restrictions or requirements.

Makes a lot of sense to me. You can find the New York Times story here.