As reported by Fox, every year, about 9,400 young children in the U.S. are injured falling off high chairs, a new study – Journal of Clinical Pediatrics) finds. Doctors warn that despite the chairs’ perceived safety, children in high chairs can be harmed if a chair is not used properly.
- Nine year study (2003-2010) reveals that rate of injuries increased by 22 percent ages 3 and younger
- head injuries from children in high chairs were the most common type of injury, followed by bumps or bruises and cuts
- injuries from children in high chairs or booster seats involved falls from climbing or standing on the chair
- perhaps the high chairs’ safety restraint system not used or faulty
- millions of chairs have been recalled in the U.S. because of not meeting safety standards
- 40,000 + injuries associated with chairs were reported each year during the study period
- children using traditional chairs had other injuries like broken bones, cuts and bruises
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