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Indiana Girl Chokes On Fidget Spinner, Parents Now Warning Others

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A central Indiana firefighter is warning parents about a popular toy that caused his daughter to choke.

WAVE News reports the Decatur Township Fire Department posted the alert on Facebook, saying the daughter of one of their firefighters was playing with a fidget spinner when a piece broke off, went into the girl's mouth and became stuck in her throat.

"I did about five minutes of back blows and with her coughing, it became dislodged and went into her stomach," the firefighter said.

Luckily, according to WAVE, the girl was treated at the hospital and is now back home.

A Houston mother also shared a similar story last month when a piece from her daughter's fidget spinner got stuck in the girl's throat.

Fidget spinners are small toys that kids can rotate in their fingers, they are marketed as a way to help with ADD and other behavioral conditions.

Many boxes for the toys do clearly state that there's a possible choking hazard and warn that they are not suitable for children under 3 years old.

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