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New safety standards for high chairs after 18,500 toddlers suffer injuries in chairs

New federal safety standards for high chairs in place after 18,500 toddlers suffer injuries in chairs over two-year span. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (Photo courtesy of US Consumer Protection Commission/Twitter)

In two years, the Consumer Protection Safety Commission reported 18,500 were treated in emergency rooms for high chair injuries.

According to the CPSC, the injuries occur when a child climbs in or out of the chair, or when they rock back and forth in it. This causes a part of the chair, like the tray, to collapse.

A federal agency is approving new safety standards to protect children.

The federal government is now requiring manufacturers to provide more rearward stability to prevent tipping, more restraints including three-point harnesses, and more warning labels about the hazards of the chair.

Seven On Your Side's Kimberly Suiters has more on this story in the above video.


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