Category: Child Injuries
According to a SafeKidsWorldwide.com report in September 2016, every 33 seconds a child is involved in a vehicle crash. That is 2,600 children under the age of 13.
As a society, we are becoming more health-conscious as evidenced by the increasing popularity of fitness centers. When parents work out, their children may be in fitness-center-provided child care. Unfortunately, they are not necessarily subject to state health and safety regulations.
In a research letter published February 2, 2017 in the medical journal JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers indicate that single-use detergent pods now account for more than a quarter of all child chemical eye burn injuries each year, increasing dramatically from just a few years ago.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio says that “most parents do not think of furniture and TVs as dangerous. However, when these items tip over, serious injury can, and does, occur.
A twinkle comes to children’s eyes as their faces light up on Christmas morning. When children are playing with their new toys, the last thing that comes to parents’ minds is the children ending up in emergency rooms. That is exactly what may happen if children receive toys on the “10 Worst Toys” list.
As we enter the holiday season, most of us will be shopping for toys for the children on our lists. The ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) announced October 20, 2016 that the World Toy Safety Standard has been updated and will be published as F963-16.
Every year children look forward to dressing up for Halloween and participating in the age-old custom of trick-or-treating. However, the risk of children being injured by motorists increases greatly according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Every August/September there is a lot of media coverage cautioning drivers to be on the lookout for school buses, reminding drivers of school-bus laws and safety around schools and bus stops. What about the rest of the year?
There has been an increase in the number of theme park ride-related accidents over the past month. This increase has renewed the calls for better safety regulations. Experts are urging the government to provide more oversight for amusement and water parks in the country.
In a press release on August 12, 2016, the NSC called for, “uniform child passenger safety practices across multiple modes of transportation, including school buses, airplanes and personal vehicles.