Posted by Michael Hixson on December 06, 2013
It's that time of year again when we take time out of our busy schedules to enjoy the company of family and friends, cover our homes with colorful decorations and get to listen to squeals of excitement as our children open their birghtly-wrapped presents. To ensure your kids have a fun and safe holiday season here are a few tips to remember.
In 2012, 3,270 children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency rooms for injuries caused by nonelectric holiday decorations, such as broken ornaments. In 2011 close to 193,200 children were treated in an emergency room for a toy-related injury. There were also 136,314 children that were injured due to a fire or burn that same year.