VIGAN - A one-year-old boy from the town of Caraisan, Ilocos Sur was hospitalized after swallowing a safety pin.
According to the boy's mother, she did not notice that her son was playing with a safety pin inside their house on Monday afternoon.
Antonette Valle said her son suddenly started crying and complaining that he felt pain in his throat.
"Noong pinilit kong buksan yung bibig niya, nakita ko na nasa lalamunan na niya. Iyak ng iyak kahapon. Kapag lumunok siya, ayon umiiyak," Valle said.
(When I opened his mouth and looked inside, I saw that the safety pin was already in his throat. He kept crying yesterday. Whenever he swallowed, he cried.)
They rushed the boy to a hospital where medical workers removed the object from his throat.
A doctor said that luckily, the wound from the safety pin was not deep and there were no complications.
The boy, however, still needed to take antibiotics as a precaution against infections.
Safety experts advise keeping sharp and pointed objects far from the reach of children.