Toddler swallows toy, narrowly escaped causing fatal damage to his wind pipe.
The three-year-old boy needed urgent surgery to remove part of the toy from his oesophagus, or wind pipe, reports Daily Mail.
Doctors revealed he escaped without permanent injury, or death – despite having a circuit board and button battery stuck in his food pipe.
Consultants in Dallas claimed it to be the world’s first case of a toddler swallowing a circuit board and disc battery from a fidget spinner.
‘To our knowledge, this study is the first to report fidget spinner as a source for circuit board and disc battery ingestion.
‘Furthermore, ingestion of a circuit board with an attached button battery has not been documented in children.’
The boy was taken to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center two hours after he swallowed the fidget spinner’s circuit board and battery.
Surgeons removed the circuit board and battery. They revealed it had been in the boy’s body for four hours.
Last year a safety investigation has been launched into the novelty items ‘fidget spinners’ following reports of injuries and concerns about some models which contain button batteries. Read more here.
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