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February 28,  2002

Check for Hidden Hazards in Child Care Settings - Study

(SafetyAlerts) - Summary of Issue: Though many child care settings provide safe environments for young children, CPSC knows of at least 56 children who have died in child care settings since 1990. CPSC staff conducted a national study of potential dangers in child care settings to identify how to help prevent injuries and ensure greater safety for children.

Some hazards are obvious -- like playground surfacing that has worn thin and is littered with debris. Other hazards are "hidden" -- dangers that may not come immediately to mind as problems. Issues investigated in the child care study -- like the dangers of window blind cords or drawstrings on children's clothing -- are prime examples of hidden hazards.

Report Shows Decrease in Nursery Product-Related Injuries

Nursery Product - Related Injury Estimate for CY 2000

Source: CPSC

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