Study: Scooters To Blame For Rise In Toy Injuries

December 2, 2014 12:59 PM

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The rise in toy-related injuries over the past decade in the United States can be largely attributed to the rising popularity of foot-powered scooters, according to a study released by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that over three million children were treated in United States emergency departments from 1990 through 2011 for a toy-related injury. In 2011, a child was treated every 3 minutes for such an injury. Slightly more than half of the injuries happened...

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