Baby safety gates aren’t always safe, study finds
In this March 26, 2014 photo provided by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Jessica Fannon talks to her daughter, Ella, though a mounted baby gate in her home in Grove City, Ohio. When she was just 9 months old Ella pushed through a tension-mounted gate and fell down 14 steps. A newly published study by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has found that the number of children treated in U.S. emergency rooms due to gate-related injuries more than tripled since 1990. Courtesy of Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Posted: Monday, May 5, 2014 8:29 am
Updated: 8:58 am, Mon May 5, 2014.
CHICAGO — Baby gates meant to protect young children aren’t always as safe as parents think. A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. kids get emergency room treatment each year from injuries resulting from falling through or climbing on these gates.
Most injuries weren’t serious. But the researchers say parents should know about precautions. That includes using bolted gates, not pressure-mounted ones, at the top of the stairs.
Or, use your
Monday, May 5, 2014 8:29 am.
Updated: 8:58 am.