Cribs and Playpens Can Be Deadly

A retrospective analysis of the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System for children under age 2 treated in emergency rooms from 1990 through 2008 has revealed that more than 80% of injuries involved cribs. One-third of these injuries involved falling. The authors note that about 25 of these occur every day in the USA, and call for significant improvements in product design.

PositiveTip: If your child sleeps in a crib or playpen, make sure they are safe!