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Baby safety gates aren’t always safe, study finds

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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.

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