Girl, 10, chokes on fidget spinner part - WTRF 7 News Sports Weather - Wheeling Steubenville

Girl, 10, chokes on fidget spinner part

Posted: Updated:
NBC 4 NBC 4

HOUSTON (WCMH) – The mother of a 10-year-old girl who choked on a bearing from a fidget spinner is now warning other parents about her daughter’s experience.

Kelly Rose Joniec of Houston wrote a Facebook post on Monday saying that she heard her 10-year-old daughter choking in the back seat of her car. When she pulled over, she realized her daughter had swallowed a bearing from the toy.

“Looking back in the mirror, I saw her face turning red and drool pouring from her mouth – she could utter noises, but looked panicked, so I immediately pulled over,” Joneic wrote. “She pointed to her throat, saying she’d swallowed something.”

She tried to dislodge the metal with the Heimlich maneuver, then took her daughter to an urgent care center.

After an ambulance ride to Texas Children’s Hospital, an X-ray revealed the bearing in the girl’s esophagus.

In the post, Joniec wrote, “Britton was taken to surgery to endoscopically locate and remove the object. Fortunately we had a positive outcome, but it was pretty scary there for a while…not only because of the initial ingestion, but then the concern about the composition and structure of the object, and finally, the risk with general anesthesia.”

Joniec’s attorney told KPRC the girl is out of the hospital and recovering, but it’s too soon to tell if there is any permanent damage.

In a statement to CNN, the family said, “our full attention and focus is on caring for our daughter and ensuring she continues to lead a healthy life.”

The mania for fidget spinners — the 3-inch twirling gadgets taking over classrooms and cubicles — is unlike many other toy crazes. They’re not made by a major company, timed for the holiday season, or promoted in TV commercials. They’re more easily found at gas stations or 7-Eleven than at big toy chains.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Dozens of Ohio Chipotle restaurants affected by data breach

    Dozens of Ohio Chipotle restaurants affected by data breach

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:06:42 GMT
    AP Photo/FileAP Photo/File
    DENVER, CO (WCMH) — After investigating a data breach that occurred in March and April, Chipotle has released a list of restaurants where customer’s information could have been stolen. In April the company announced it had found unauthorized activity on a network used for payment processing in its restaurants between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017. “The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, exp...
    DENVER, CO (WCMH) — After investigating a data breach that occurred in March and April, Chipotle has released a list of restaurants where customer’s information could have been stolen. In April the company announced it had found unauthorized activity on a network used for payment processing in its restaurants between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017. “The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, exp...
  • Cedar Point offering free admission to military members Memorial Day weekend

    Cedar Point offering free admission to military members Memorial Day weekend

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:43:11 GMT
    © NBC 4© NBC 4
    SANDUSKY, OH (WCMH) — Active and retired members of the US Military can get in to Cedar Point for free over the Memorial Day weekend. Military members may also purchase up to 6 additional tickets for immediate family members at $43 each. Tickets must be purchased at the park. The deal is valid Friday-Monday (May 26-29, 2017). Kings Island is also offering this deal Memorial Day weekend.  A valid ID is required, including an active duty ID, retired personnel ID, VA ...
    SANDUSKY, OH (WCMH) — Active and retired members of the US Military can get in to Cedar Point for free over the Memorial Day weekend. Military members may also purchase up to 6 additional tickets for immediate family members at $43 each. Tickets must be purchased at the park. The deal is valid Friday-Monday (May 26-29, 2017). Kings Island is also offering this deal Memorial Day weekend.  A valid ID is required, including an active duty ID, retired personnel ID, VA ...
  • Ojeda Submits Resignation from Logan JROTC Program

    Ojeda Submits Resignation from Logan JROTC Program

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:37:48 GMT
    LOGAN, WV (WOWK) - Today, West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda submitted his resignation from his position as a Senior Instructor for the Logan County Board of Education's Junior Reserve Officers Training Program (JROTC).  In his letter of resignation, Ojeda said that he was resigning as a service to his student cadets. Senator Ojeda believes that his service as a State Senator and his upcoming campaign for the US House of Representatives from the 3rd District of West Virgi...
    LOGAN, WV (WOWK) - Today, West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda submitted his resignation from his position as a Senior Instructor for the Logan County Board of Education's Junior Reserve Officers Training Program (JROTC).  In his letter of resignation, Ojeda said that he was resigning as a service to his student cadets. Senator Ojeda believes that his service as a State Senator and his upcoming campaign for the US House of Representatives from the 3rd District of West Virgi...
  • SlideshowsMore>>

  • NWS Confirms Tornado Strikes Lawrence County, Ohio

    NWS Confirms Tornado Strikes Lawrence County, Ohio

    Thursday, May 25 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-05-25 19:26:14 GMT

    A possible tornado struck Lawrence County, Ohio Wednesday evening.

    A possible tornado struck Lawrence County, Ohio Wednesday evening.

  • Former Marshall Coach Sonny Randle Passes away at 81

    Former Marshall Coach Sonny Randle Passes away at 81

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:22:21 GMT

    The Marshall university community is mourning the loss of Former Coach Sonny Randle today. He was 81.

    The Marshall university community is mourning the loss of Former Coach Sonny Randle today. He was 81.

  • Ohio Police Arrest Man Hauling Large Load of Marijuana, Oxycodone from Colorado

    Ohio Police Arrest Man Hauling Large Load of Marijuana, Oxycodone from Colorado

    Monday, May 22 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-05-22 17:49:51 GMT

    Police said the man was arrested after they found a large shipment of marijuana and oxycodone from Colorado hidden inside horse bedding.

    Police said the man was arrested after they found a large shipment of marijuana and oxycodone from Colorado hidden inside horse bedding.

Powered by Frankly