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Too many infants sent to ER with baby walker injuries

Nearly a quarter-million infants younger than 15 months were treated in emergency departments for injuries caused by baby walkers from 1990 and 2014, and more than 10,000 of those injuries were serious enough to land them in the hospital, according to new research published in the journal Pediatrics. “Baby walkers remain a serious and preventable source of injury to young children and should not be used,” urged Dr. Gary Smith, senior study author and director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Baby walkers give infants who cannot walk on their own ... Read More

CPSC issues mandatory safety standards on infant, baby walkers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has zeroed in on infant/baby walkers as part of its ongoing effort to provide mandatory safety standards on a range of infant and toddler products. Infant/baby walkers are an enclosed framework on casters or wheels designed to help babies learn to walk. The new standards adopt the voluntary industry standard and include using the actual weight of a walker in calculation to determine the launching distance for the “stair fall” test, specifying equipment used in the “stair fall” test, and adding a parking brake test for walkers equipped with parking brakes. The new mandatory ... Read More