More young kids going to the ER for high chair injuries
More young children are going to the emergency room for injuries due to high chairs in the U.S.
According to a new study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, about 9,400 American children are hurt each year.
Researchers examined data from children ages 3 and younger who were treated at U.S. emergency departments.
The study found that between 2003 and 2010, the rate of injuries increased by 22%.
According to Fox News, nearly all injuries associated with high chairs or booster seats were due to falls.
The study found that a lot of kids fell while climbing or standing on the chair.
However, a lot of them were hurt because the chair’s safety restraint system was either not being use or was improperly used.
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