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Have a Happy & Safe Holiday – Toys that are potentially dangerous for your kids

2016-12-16
By: Advocate Brokerage

Gift giving abounds at this time of year and Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles as well as Mom & Dad are searching for gifts that bring joy to the faces of the kids they love.  Unfortunately that perfect toy you just brought home might pose a potential danger. Our friends at Property Casualty 360 have put out a great list of toys ranked from the least dangerous to the most dangerous and includes the average annual injuries.  We’ve condensed the list of the top 20 toys to make it easier.  Please find a link to the article at the end.

 trampoline

Slingshots
Average Annual Injuries: 275, Percent of Injuries to Males: 74.5%, to Females: 25.5%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Eye

Pogo Sticks
Average Annual Injuries: 1,358
Percent of Injuries to Males: 60.5%, to Females: 39.5%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

Marbles
Average Annual Injuries: 1,496
Percent of Injuries to Males: 59.4%, to Females: 40.5%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Internal

Toy Vehicles
Average Annual Injuries: 3,040
Percent of Injuries to Males: 78.5%, to Females: 21.5%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Finger

Blocks and other toy vehicles
Average Annual Injuries: 3,127
Percent of Injuries to Males: 70.6%, to Females: 29.3%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Face

Dolls
Average Annual Injuries:
 3,316
Percent of Injuries to Males: 43.3%, to Females: 56.7%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Face

Wagons
Average Annual Injuries: 4,268
Percent of Injuries to Males: 56.5%, to Females: 43.4%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

Frisbees
Average Annual Injuries: 5,563
Percent of Injuries to Males: 75.0%, to Females: 25.0%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Face

Water Slides
Average Annual Injuries: 5,721
Percent of Injuries to Males: 48.1%, to Females: 51.9%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

Fireworks
Average Annual Injuries: 6,274
Percent of Injuries to Males: 72.3%, to Females: 27.7%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Eye

Snow mobiles
Average Annual Injuries: 7,766
Percent of Injuries to Males: 77.7%, to Females: 22.3%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Lower Trunk

Go carts
Average Annual Injuries: 10,716
Percent of Injuries to Males: 71.2%, to Females: 28.8%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

Sleds
Average Annual Injuries: 19,118
Percent of Injuries to Males: 57.0%, to Females: 43.0%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

Toy Guns
Average Annual Injuries: 20,604
Percent of Injuries to Males: 79.1%, to Females: 20.9%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Face

Scooters
Average Annual Injuries: 32,887
Percent of Injuries to Males: 60.4%, to Females: 39.6%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Face

Rollerblades
Average Annual Injuries: 41,501
Percent of Injuries to Males: 35.6%, to Females: 64.4%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Wrist

Fishing Equipment
Average Annual Injuries: 46,759
Percent of Injuries to Males: 80.9%, to Females: 19.1%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Finger

Trampolines
Average Annual Injuries: 64,554
Percent of Injuries to Males: 52.2%, to Females: 47.7%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Ankle

Skateboards
Average Annual Injuries: 67,647
Percent of Injuries to Males: 87.4%, to Females: 12.6%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Ankle

Bicycles and Tricycles
Average Annual Injuries: 416,052
Percent of Injuries to Males: 73.8%, to Females: 26.1%
Most Common Body Part Injured: Head

When it comes to protecting your family, educating our clients is very important to us at Advocate Brokerage.  Please share this article with all those who have children on their gift list this year!  You can find a copy of the full article here:  http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2015/12/22/22-toys-ranked-from-least-to-most-dangerous?t=agency-management&page=2&page_all=1&slreturn=1481913912

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