Injuries caused by nursery products increased 21% in 2009


Bloomberg News reported that “Injuries caused by cribs, strollers, high chairs and other nursery products spiked 21 percent in 2009 from the previous year, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Regulators estimated there were 77,300 emergency-room visits related to products aimed at children younger than 5 years old, compared with 63,700 in 2008, the CPSC said in a report published today. The agency doesn’t have an explanation at this time, said Scott Wolfson, a CPSC spokesman.”