Below are the 6 top reasons why placing a car seat on a shopping cart is a bad idea.
6. Too many innocent children are getting injured. The unfortunate reality is that accidents involving car seats on shopping carts really do happen.
In fact, shopping carts are the leading cause of head injuries among young kids:
“According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), shopping carts are the leading cause of head injuries in young children – surpassing injuries from high chairs, strollers, changing tables, baby gates and other equipment. The CPSC estimates that about 16,000 children under the age of five fall out of shopping carts each year and nearly 1,000 of those injuries involve falling infant carriers.” Source: GreenChildMagazine.com
Furthermore, the Huffington Post cited the following stats:
“Between 1990 and 2011, 530,494 children had to go to the hospital because of a shopping cart-related injury — which averages out to more than 24,000 children injured a year, or 66 children injured each day.“
This means that 1 child every 22 minutes is treated in an emergency department for injuries related to a shopping cart accident (Source: EurekaAlert.org). Furthermore, these injuries can be severe or even deadly. Most injuries, about 70.4%, are caused by falls from the cart or by the cart tipping over (Source: ScienceDaily.com).
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