Kiddie gates, rules help prevent falls off furniture

December 1, 2014 9:26 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Kids who get hurt in falls from furniture often live in homes without safety gates or weren’t taught rules about climbing in the house, a new study found.

The researchers only looked at common aspects of home life when kids fall, not at what actually caused the falls. But this is the first study to compare safety behavior and safety equipment between families with versus without these kinds of accidents, said lead author Denise Kendrick of the Univers...

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