The Herald Bulletin

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April 1, 2014

Shopping cart injuries among children are on the rise

Parents say new design and stronger safety standards are needed

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“I know kids, and kids are fast,” she said. “They can stand up and reach for a toy in a second and the store floors are made of concrete.”

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Shopping Cart Injuries • Every day, about 66 children nationwide are treated in emergency departments for a shopping cart-related injury. • Injuries often occur when children fall from the cart or when the cart tips over. • Serious injuries including concussions, broken bones, or even death, can occur from shopping cart falls. • Head and neck injuries are among the more common reported shopping cart-related injuries. Source: Nationwide Children's Hospital

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