Consumer Reports recently came out with a 2006 summary report that provides enlightening information about toy injuries and deaths for 2006. While we often hear about lead toy recalls, sometimes we forget about the everyday hazards of regular toys that can be just as dangerous.
Reporting on the 22 toy related deaths that occurred in 2006, the summary states:
"Riding toys, including non-motorized scooters, and toy nails, pegs, and rubber balls were associated with most of the deaths. Incidents involving motor vehicles and airway obstruction from small toys were among the leading scenarios associated with these deaths."
Parents don't think much about tricycle safety since most of us had them, but kids lost their lives after peddling them into swimming pools.
While it's scary and sad to think about these statistics and stories, it's important to stay aware and alert of your child and their surroundings.