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NORFOLK -- Some pediatricians say hot dogs need a warning label.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says 10,000 children under age 14 choke on foods like hot dogs each year.

The group is supporting warning labels or a redesign, saying hot dogs are the perfect shape to get lodged in a child's throat.

'I think it's crazy. I think it's just one more way to spend money that we do not need to be spending. Ithink it's common sense and parents need to watch their kids when they are eating their food, just like anything else,' said Ellen Johnston.

Not everyone thinks the idea is bad.

'Oh, Ithink that would be an excellent idea. I think anything we can look uot for the safety of our children we should do all that we can for them,'stated Jerremiah Williams.

The AAP recommends:
-warning labels on foods that pose a high choking risk.
-a recall of food products that pose a significant choking hazard.
-establishment of a nationwide food-related choking-incident surveillance and reporting system.
-design new food and redesign existing food to minimize choking risk.
-teaching CPR and choking first aid t to parents, teachers and child care providers

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