Consumer products to blame for most brain injuries in kids: researchers
American figures show almost three quarters of traumatic brain injuries in kids under 19 come from consumer products.
The Health Resources and Services Administration says floors, beds, and American football are posing the greatest risks for a head injury in youngsters up to 19-years-old.
In total, children and adolescents accounted for around one-million non-fatal traumatic brain injuries each year.
And 72 per cent of the cases were related to consumer products, regulated by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
For younger children aged newborn to age four, most causes of T-B-I were in the home -- falling from beds, stairs, and floors.
Bunk-beds are particularly risky.
The research is published in Brain Injury.