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Children’s summertime hazards in Georgia

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2023 | Defective Products |

Every year, thousands of children suffer severe injuries during the summer months. For families in Georgia, these injuries change summer vacation from a time of joy and relaxation to a period of stress and grief. Some of the most common causes of summertime injuries to children are the products children and families use prominently in their homes and yards during summer.

Numbers never lie.

Before diving into some specific summertime hazards caused by defective products, consider some key findings of an annual report published by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

• Injuries caused by consumer goods resulted in 1.1 million trips to the emergency room in 2021.

• Children accounted for 44% of those 1.1 million injuries.

• May was the busiest month for children needing emergency medical attention, while adult ER visits peaked in July.

Which products present the most danger?

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) also reports which products present the most dangerous for children. For instance, in 2021, trampolines resulted in 10,148 injuries to children ages two and under. Another 61,317 children between the ages of three and 10, making them the most dangerous product for children within those age ranges.

Other dangerous products

Bicycles resulted in 60,790 ER visits for children between the ages of 11 and 17, making them the most hazardous toy for kids in that age range. Additionally, bikes sent 54,601 children between three and ten years of age to the ER. Playground equipment, such as the type found at your local park, caused injuries to 33,299 children in that same age group.

As children spend more time outside during the summer months, injuries become more common. While there is no way to prevent injuries completely, taking steps to ensure that your children use toys and other summertime products safely does minimize the risk of injury.

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