Thursday, January 23, 2014

A child is hurt every 22 minutes in shopping cart accidents in USA

Good Day World!

It would be a better day if American parents were pickier about shopping cart safety for their children. Unlike other countries, the U.S. lacks stability standards for shopping carts.

I wish someone could explain why that’s a fact. Are we really that lax with our own children’s safety?

Apparently we are. A new study confirms shopping carts are dangerous, with an estimated 66 children a day hurt in falls and spills.

That’s one child injured badly enough every 22 minutes to go to the emergency room, or more than 24,000 children a year, according to research from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Just last week, a 19-year-old worker at an Alaska Home Depot caught a baby in mid-air after she fell out of a shopping cart. Christopher Strickland of Anchorage rescued the girl seconds before her head would have hit the concrete floor.

Related stories:

Shopping cart safety, our children, and what we can do to prevent falls and injury

More Grocers Adding Safer Car Seat Docking Systems To Shopping Carts

Time for me to walk on down the road…

1 comment:

Carl Hand-up said...

I cannot tell you the number of times children have been left unattended and hasn't been using the seat belts in shopping carts.

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