If you’re buying toys for your kids or grand kids this year, you should read this article:
|A Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids|
|A new study shows that a child with a toy-related injury is treated in a U.S. emergency department every 3 minutes.
Much of that increase was due to one type of toy: foot-powered scooters.
The researchers found that about 3.3 million children with toy-related injuries were treated in ERs between 1990 and 2011, and the toy-related injury rate rose nearly 40 percent during that time.
“The frequency and increasing rate of injuries to children associated with toys, especially those associated with foot-powered scooters, is concerning,” study senior author Dr. Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, said in a hospital news release.