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Toys that cause the most injuries, deaths

Published November 16, 2011 6:22 pm

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Balloons and small balls continue to be the top toy choking hazards for children, with nearly half of the toy-related deaths last year attributed to those items, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

A new report by the federal agency noted that 181,500 children were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms last year due to toy-related injuries. Of any toy product category, nonmotorized scooters were responsible for the most injuries, mainly to the face and head. Remember, helmets and safety gear should be worn at all times, and they should fit. Go HERE to read more.