Posts Tagged ‘Choking’

Toy Safety and Injury Prevention

January 6, 2011
Image from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commis...

Image via Wikipedia

Toy Safety and Injury Prevention from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Billions of toys to amuse children of all ages are sold each year in the US. Unfortunately, toys also are associated with thousands of injuries each year, some of which result in death. Children ages 4 and under are especially at risk for injury from toys. Injuries can range from falling, choking, strangulation, burning, drowning and even poisoning. However, the leading cause of toy-related death is choking, usually on latex balloons.