Toy scooters sending more kids to ER

December 2, 2014 3:50 PM

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Toy scooters sending more kids to ER

A study that shows toy-related injuries have jumped 40 percent over the past two decades might have parents reconsidering their kids' holiday wish lists. The report, published in Clinical Pediatrics today, shows that the injury rate for toy-related accidents, which affects boys and younger children the most, increased from 18.9 per every 10,000 kids in 1990 to 26.9 in 2011, USA Today reports.

These "common injuries," according to Dr. Gary Smith, the study's lead author, sent more than 3.2 million kids to the ER over the study's 20-year period.

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