Dangerous Toys: CPSC Releases Injury Report for 2011, Offers Toy-safety Tips

More than 262,000 children under the age of 15 were treated in U.S. emergency rooms last year for toy-related injuries, according to a report issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today, November 29. These injuries were not necessarily caused by the toys but were in some way related to toys.

Nonmotorized scooters, toy balls and riding-toys made up 35 percent of injuries related to a specific toy. In 45 percent of the cases, injuries were to the child’s head or face; lacerations, contusions and abrasions made up 44 percent of the injuries and fractures made up 12 percent.

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