By Steven Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In New York and other States, day care operators have a duty to provide for the health, safety and welfare of children. It is well known that small children are at risks for choking on certain food items like carrots, grapes, and hard candy. Children are also at risks for choking on change, small toys, and other common items. A day care owner should take precautions to keep choking hazards away from small children cared for in the facility. In New York, a lawsuit was recently filed by a family regarding the death of a two year old who choked on a carrot. According to a story posted in Newsday.Com, the day care center (Carousel Day Care Center) located in Hicksville, New York frequently gave children carrots to eat the day care center. This dangerous practice led the the choking death of a 2 year old child.