The most common products associated with the injuries were seat-type baby carriers (19.5 percent of the injuries), cribs or mattresses (18.6 percent), strollers (16.5 percent) and walkers, jumpers or exercisers (16.2 percent).
The most common nursery products associated with injury were baby carriers (19.5%), cribs and mattresses (18.6%), strollers (16.5%), and walkers and exercisers (16.2%). Almost half -- 47.1% -- of the injuries were to the head or neck.
Most of the injuries were due to falls and involved the child’s head and/or neck. About 4 percent of the injured children (52,000) in the study were admitted to the hospital, and 0.2 percent of them (2,600) died. The deaths were overwhelmingly (73.4 percent) associated with cribs and mattresses and resulted from suffocation or strangulation.
Researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy used data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, a database operated by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission that monitors consumer product-related injuries. They looked at childhood injuries associated with nursery products such as cribs and mattresses, strollers, carriers and walkers and exercisers.