Two children per hour seen at U.S. ERs for stroller, carrier injuries

From Reuters:

About 361,00 children were seen in U.S. emergency departments between 1990 and 2010 for injuries sustained while riding in a stroller or carrier, according to a new study.

“It’s over 17,000 injuries per year, which is equivalent to about 50 children every day or two injuries every hour,” said study author Kristin Roberts, of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Strollers and carriers can include a range of products from portable cribs on wheels to backpack-like devices.

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