Footballs must be marked with a warning stating that they are a choking hazard, according to EU regulations

Now the EU is warning that toddlers can choke on a football… despite balls being bigger than an adult's head Balls with circumference of 25in must be marked 'Choking hazard!'Manufacturer Bellco Sports confirmed it had to comply with the rules | UPDATED: 01:52 GMT, 26 December 2012 A kickabout in the park might leave many dads suffering after their exertions, but it could have deadly consequences for toddlers – according to EU officials