Injuries from nursery products increase by 21 percent in 2009
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced this week that in 2009 there was a 21% increase in injuries to young children caused by cribs and other nursery products. They identified over 77,000 emergency room visits caused by products for children under five, compared with 63,000 in 2008. Infant carriers, cribs and strollers accounted for more than half of the injuries. More than 14,000 kids arrived in the ER as a result of crib injuries alone.