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Beware the Evil Shopping Cart
by JC Burton,posted Jan 23 2014 4:23PM
I guess this means no more buggy pushing........
More than 24,000 children visit the ER annually due to shopping-cart related injuries. That averages out to 66 kids per day, or one ER visit every 22 minutes. Strangely, the problem has only gotten worse since voluntary shopping-cart safety standards took effect in 2004. Since then, the annual number of concussions tied to shopping carts in children younger than 15 jumped nearly 90 percent. More than 70 percent of injuries were caused by kids falling out of carts, followed by running into a cart or carts tipping over. The study's lead author called carts' current safety standards "not adequate."