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Toy Related Deaths and Injuries – Consumer Product Safety Commission Report

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission released its report for Toy Related Deaths and Injuries for the Calendar Year 2008. There were 19 reports of deaths related to toys and 235,300 reports of injuries related to toys. The injuries ranged from minor injuries like lacerations to more serious personal injuries. Riding toys appeared to be the toy associated with the more emergency room visits than other types of toys. Parents, teachers, and day care providers should review the report to see the causes of the deaths and the statistics regarding the injuries. While all injuries and deaths cannot be completely avoided, education, knowledge, and consistent adult supervision can help reduce the number and severity of injuries related to toys. See Consumer Product Safety Commision – Toy Related Deaths and Injuries for Calendar Year 2008.