Seven-Year-Old Accidentally Swallows AirPod; Immediately Gets Rushed to the Emergency Room

Jan 3, 2020
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During Christmas, receiving a healthy number of gifts is the norm, and during the holiday season, there are numerous items that your loved ones will want, but there’s always a bit of caution that needs to be exercised when deciding what gift will be suitable for a specific age group. For example, a pair of AirPods isn’t meant for someone as young as a seven-year-old and his mother found out the hard way when the child accidentally swallowed an AirPod and had to be rushed to the hospital immediately.

Seven-Year-Old Will Make a Speedy Recovery but Doesn’t Want to Be Near His Phone Now

Kiara Stroud informed Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes that her son had accidentally swallowed an AirPod and had to be rushed to the emergency room.

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“We actually saw it because it has metal in it, so we could see it in the X-ray and I’m like, ‘This boy really swallowed his AirPod!’”

Later on, Stroud showed Fernandes an X-ray, revealing that the AirPod was still in her son’s stomach, present just below the rib cage.

“She was like, ‘An AirPod? You know, it’s really unique. I never really heard of this,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, it’s a wireless headset,’ and she was just amazed. I've never seen anything like it.”

Thankfully, the severity of the incident was minimal, as Stroud’s seven-year-old son is expected to make a speedy recovery, with doctors telling her that the AirPod will pass out of the boy’s system eventually. Unfortunately, the latest episode may not have had the most positive effect on the child.

“He was like, ‘Mom. I don’t want my phone,’ because he got a phone for Christmas as well, and he’s like, ‘I don’t want to be near my phone. I don’t want it to connect to my phone and start playing music.’ I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’ He’s a crazy kid.”

Stroud later told Fernandes that at least until her son comes of age, she will continue to gift him larger-sized headphones. She also wants to convey a message to other parents, possibly implying that it’s not a good idea to gift your children items of a smaller size, otherwise, they might end up getting ingested.

News Source: WSBTV

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