In 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 265,700 toy-related injuries, compared to 265,000 the year before. And, 73 percent of those injuries were to children under the age of 15. In fact, approximately 83,700 were to those under 5 years of age. Commonly injured body areas included lacerations, contusions, or abrasions near the head and face. Usually the injuries were caused by non-motorized scooters, toy balls, and toy vehicles.
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