A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that baby injuries associated with the use of certain types of baby products are on the rise. Analyzing 21 years of hospital emergency room data, the study reported a 23.7 percent increase in injuries to young children between 2003 and 2011. Most injuries were to the child’s head, neck, or face, and 80 percent of injuries were the result of a fall.
Many injuries occur because the caregiver misuses the product or simply does not know how to use it properly, but several injuries were the result of a product defect or design flaw in the manufacturing process. The study found that four types of baby products were the most likely to cause injury: