Doctors say this is a message that needs to be shared.
It’s in every kitchen cupboard – a common spice you probably use quite often. An ingredient you would’t think twice about, but after reading this you just might realise its dangers.
A family in the US attended a funeral yesterday for their four-year old son who died after ingesting a small amount of powdered cinnamon he found in a container in his kitchen.
His distraught mother now warning other families to be aware – cinnamon can kill.
Four-year old Matthew Rader was playing in the kitchen in his family home in Kentucky in the US when he climbed on top of the counter and accessed a jar of powdered cinnamon.
A typical adventurous four-year old he decided to taste it.
Within seconds he was choking. The previously healthy little boy’s turn shocking his mother.
“It was like he was having a seizure and just collapsed,” his mum, Brianna Rader told WLEX.
She rang an ambulance but Matthew was pronounced dead an hour and a half later.
The coroner ruled the tragic death was accidental and said cinnamon asphyxiation is a common problem when the powder is inhaled.
His devastated family have used Facebook to warn other parents of the dangers of this simple spice.
It “helps ease my breaking heart just a little to think that just maybe my baby’s story can save even just one child’s life,” Ms Radar wrote.
“Cinnamon can kill,” Ms Rader told WLEX, speaking out in a bid to save other lives. “All these kids, they don’t think about the fact it can hurt them.”