More young kids going to the ER for high chair injuries

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Courtesy: new.pitchengine.com

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.

To read the entire article from Fox News, click here.

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