more than 24,000 kids go to the hospital for shopping cart-related injuries every year: study
Between 1990 and 2011, 530,494 children had to go to the hospital because of shopping cartsRelated damage-
On average, more than 24,000 children are injured each year, and 66 children are injured every day.
\"The results of our study show that the current voluntary standards for shopping cart safety are not enough,\" said researcher Dr . \"Gary Smith, M. D. , Dr. P. H.
The director of the National Center for Child Hospital Injury Research and Policy said in a statement.
\"Since the implementation of safety standards, not only has the total number of child injuries associated with shopping carts not decreased, but the number of concussion and closed head injuries is actually increasing.
\"Falling from a shopping cart is the most common cause of injury, accounting for 70. 4 percent.
Other common injuries include hitting or falling on a trolley, tumbling the trolley, or being trapped in the cart in the body part.
The head is the most frequently injured part of the body, accounting for 78.
Soft tissue injury was the most common type of head injury during the study period, but the number of concussion and internal head injuries increased steadily from 3,483 to 12,333 between 1990 and 2011.
The researchers pointed out that in order to reduce the risk of child injury, the design of the shopping cart should be changed;
Changes may include bringing the seating area close to the floor to reduce tips
Excessive risk taking, or improving the way the restraint device is installed on the trolley.