Checklist: Top Choking Hazards

Once your baby starts to crawl, be sure to keep potential choking hazards -- any toy or object small enough to fit through a toilet paper tube -- out of kids' reach. Here's a rundown of common culprits:

    Coins (especially pennies)

    Uninflated rubber balloons and pieces of broken balloon

    Small balls

    Button batteries

    Toys with small detachable parts

    Marbles

    Safety pins

    Tacks

    Jewelry

    Buttons

    Crayons

    Pen caps

    Nails

    Screws

      04-01-2000

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