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US academy warns of risks from shopping trolleys

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7564.369-a (Published 17 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:369
  1. Doug Kamerow
  1. Washington, DC

    More than 24 000 children in the United States were treated in hospital emergency departments in 2005 as a result of injuries from shopping trolleys, say a policy statement and technical report in the August issue of Pediatrics (2006;118:825-7 and www.pediatrics.org/cgi/doi/10.1542/peds.2006-1217).


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    Seats for children are often at the highest point of the shopping trolley—maximising the distance in the event of a fall

    Credit: BETH A KEISER/AP PHOTO

    Eighty five per cent of injured children were under 5 …

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