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Nursery injuries study points finger at makers of faulty products

There is no denying, when it comes to improving the safety of products we use in our children's nurseries, we've come a long way. Unfortunately, research indicates we're still a far cry from getting things right, and sadly, the victims of defective products are some of the most vulnerable among us.

The latest evidence in support of that position comes from a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital dug into the records of emergency room visits for a 21-year period ending in 2011. What they found is that while strides in safety have been made, product-related injuries rose about 25 percent in the last eight years covered by the study. That's head-scratching information.

You would think that knowledge gleaned over the past few decades would have made nursery products better and better. But what's interesting in the findings is that in the first 12 or 13 years of records examined, injuries trended downward, but then started to spike again. Current data indicates that accidents involving nursery products now send a child to the emergency room every eight minutes.

The vast majority of recorded injuries in the study, 80 percent, occurred when a child fell out of a bouncer or walker, or off a changing table. In most cases, 81 percent, the fall caused injuries to the child's head, neck or face. Baby carriers, cribs and mattresses and strollers accounted for the most common injuries.

Study authors stress that the issue is more one of product design, not parent neglect. They say if manufacturers made products easier to use, they would be safer. They hope the study prompts some changes.

Still, parents have a responsibility to do all they can to protect their children and they can do that by practicing what study authors call the four "Rs."

  • Research products to be sure they are safe
  • Check to see if a product is subject to any Recalls by checking www.recalls.gov
  • Register any new product you do buy and
  • Read any manual that comes with the product. Completely

If a defective product does cause injury, know that a right to seek full compensation exists.

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