What is the risk of a piece of silicone breaking off and becoming a choking hazard?


Unfortunately like many problems, the answer to your question depends on the application, loads, and part size and geometry.

The risk of choking is difficult to quantify but a quick search suggests that thin sheets or hard round shapes like coins are significant choking hazards as we all know. The question becomes how to quantify risk of a deformable body with very low wet friction being released into the windpipe. It may be worthwhile to consult a physician specializing in respiratory to better understand the physiology and failure modes associated with choking.

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