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Health Tip: Uninflated Balloons Aren't Safe for Young Children

They are the leading cause of child suffocation
(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 additional information:
Children may accidentally inhale an uninflated balloon and suffocate. 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 balloon. If a balloon bursts, immediately take all pieces away from a young child.
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