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Small parts aspiration, ingestion, and choking in small children: findings of the small parts research project.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8693159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obtaining information on current child injury trends and their associated issues is an important factor in developing products that meet or surpass acceptable toy safety boundaries. Understanding these boundaries helps determine safe product design characteristics that reduce the risk of product-related injury. Inchcape Testing Services developed a Small Parts Aspiration, Ingestion, and Choking Hazards Research Project, independent of an ongoing consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) project. The project's purpose was to determine, independent of CPSC, whether a more stringent small parts regulatory standard was necessary and, if so, to ensure that the standard was determined objectively. This article reports on the project's findings relating to critical characteristics (size, shape, and consistency) relative to the victim's age, of objects responsible for child choking injuries and fatalities.
G Rider; C L Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0272-4332     ISO Abbreviation:  Risk Anal.     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-26     Completed Date:  1996-08-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109978     Medline TA:  Risk Anal     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Inchcape Testing Services, Risk Analysis & Management, Moonachie, New Jersey 07074, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Airway Obstruction / etiology*,  mortality
Child, Preschool
Consumer Product Safety
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Foreign Bodies
Infant, Newborn
Play and Playthings / injuries*
Risk Assessment
United States / epidemiology

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