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Old 02-22-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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CHICAGO — When 4-year-old Eric Stavros Adler choked to death on a piece of hot dog, his anguished mother never dreamed that the popular kids' food could be so dangerous.

Some food makers including Oscar Mayer have warning labels about choking, but not nearly enough, says Joan Stavros Adler, Eric's mom.

Doctors Urging for a Safer, Choke-Free Hot Dog - Nutrition | Physical - FOXNews.com
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Do most parents really not know that hotdogs need to be cut lengthwise for young kids? I thought that was common knowledge.

How tragic and awful for that family, though.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:51 PM
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Location: Hawaii
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Many parents are not aware of the choking hazards of certain foods as they should be.
Anything round is the key.
Grapes is another one that if served to young kids should be cut in half.
Knowing CPR is another thing parents should know how to perform in case of emergencies which would include the heimlich maneuver for choking victims.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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Beyond the choking hazard, do parents realize what crap is in hot dogs?
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Yeah, that is awful. It seems peculiar that people continue to be unaware of common choking hazards.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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Oh I don't think people are unaware of the choking hazards they are just looking for someone else to blame.
This is the country that has made litigation a sport. Taking responsibility for one's own mistakes is apparently too much to ask for. God forbid the lawyers would all be out of jobs.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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Very tragic about the deaths over this but what ever happened to common sense? Do we really need the government to cut up our or our children's food for us now?
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I swear! This nation, and too many people in it, just gets sillier and sillier.

What a frightened, timid band of little dweebs we've become. "Save me! Save me! Oh, Lord, somebody save me!"

Save you from what?

"Whatever it is I'm scared of right now."



When and how did we become a nation of people waiting to be rescued?
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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I swear! This nation, and too many people in it, just gets sillier and sillier.

What a frightened, timid band of little dweebs we've become. "Save me! Save me! Oh, Lord, somebody save me!"

Save you from what?

"Whatever it is I'm scared of right now."



When and how did we become a nation of people waiting to be rescued?
When common sense flew out the window. This is a hair away from No one told me you had to chew the food before you swallow it.

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Old 02-23-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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America, stuck on the escalator of reality.
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