Organization offers shopping safety tips
Special to The HDN
It is estimated more than 20,000 children ages 5 and younger are injured by shopping carts each year in the United States, according to the CPSC. Falls are the most common cause of shopping cart-related injury in children of this age group, accounting for 83 percent of all injuries. Tip-overs and children colliding with the shopping cart are other causes of injury.
Safe Kids Kansas offers the following safety tips:
* Never leave childreb unattended in a shopping cart and stay close to the cart at all times.
* Always use a harness or the safety belt provided for children riding in carts.
* Do not place infant carriers on top of a shopping cart.
* Do not let children ride in the cart basket, under the basket, on the sides or front of the cart.
* Use shopping carts that have an attached child carrier.
For more safety information, visit www.safekids.org.