Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Toy Related Deaths in Children

There has been a reduction in the number of deaths of US children in 2009; 12 deaths vs. 24 deaths in '07 & '08. Riding toys are associated with approx. 50% of deaths, usually when the child rides into a ditch or pool and drowns. There were almost 200,000 injuries related to toys treated in US emergency rooms last year. A good excuse to cut down on toy expenditure this christmas or concentrate on jigsaws. Link

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