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What are the Risks and Hazards of Doors Jams to Children in Homes, Day Care Centers, and Schools?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In homes, schools, and day care centers, children are at risk for serious personal injuries from an object present in every building – the door or door way. The National Safety Council estimates that there are 300,000 finger injuries from doors every year. Of these incidents, there are 26,000 finger amputations or fractures. Many of these injury victims are children. A serious finger injury can be permanent in nature and affect the injured person for a lifetime.

Carlsbad Safety Products is a company based in Califorrnia. The company has a site named which has a listing of the products distributed by the company. The child safety products distributed by this company make door ways and door jams safer especially when children are present. The expense of these safety products are minimal in light of the serious injuries that are prevented by the Pinch Not products distributed by Carlsbad Safety Products.

Schools and day care centers have a duty to provide a safe educational environment for children under the care of the facility. Consistent and timely supervision is vital to keeping children out of harm’s way. A moment of inattention can lead to serious personal injuries especially for a child who gets his or her hands caught in a door jam without a safety device in place. The risk manager or director of each and every facility should survey the premises to make sure that all reasonable and necessary measures are taken to ensure the safety and well being of children in homes, day care centers, and schools.

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