Report: Children's injuries up in 2009

November 1, 2010 3:19:00 PM PDT
Injuries to infants and children from nursery products are on the rise.

A report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that in 2009 there were 77,300 injuries that required an emergency room visit for children under age 5. That's up drastically from in 2008 and 2007.

Seventy-three percent were due to infant and car seat carriers, cribs and mattresses, strollers and carriages and high chairs.

Falls were the leading cause of injury. The head is the most injured body part.


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