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213. Injuries Associated With Consumer Products

[Estimates calculated from a representative sample of hospitals with emergency treatment departments in the United States. Data are estimates of the number of emergency room treated cases nationwide associated with various products. Product involvement does not necessarily mean the product caused the accident. Products were selected from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System]

 
Product 1995 1996 1997
 
Home workshop equipment:
  Saws (hand or power) 87,397 89,786 79,854
  Hammers 43,157 44,828 41,518
Household packaging and containers:
  Household containers and packaging 185,725 184,240 184,097
  Bottles and jars 87,760 84,785 81,116
  Bags 20,473 25,366 21,060
Housewares:
  Knives 455,657 444,604 435,276
  Tableware and flatware 105,995 108,869 107,963
  Scissors 32,026 30,342 30,290
  Waste containers, trash baskets, etc 28,437 25,862 26,686
Home furnishing: 1
  Beds 395,623 400,648 394,939
  Tables 321,828 308,793 287,933
  Chairs 276,745 279,815 260,055
  Bathtubs and showers 156,749 163,286 164,749
  Ladders 138,894 151,327 143,297
  Sofas, couches, davenports, etc 115,037 109,954 107,812
  Carpets, rugs 125,267 123,775 98,693
  Toilets 43,687 42,563 44,335
  Mirrors, mirror glass 22,451 22,135 22,623
  Electric lighting equipment 22,905 22,345 22,067
  Sinks 19,603 22,876 20,420
Home structures, construction: 2
  Stairs or steps 978,911 984,300 914,887
  Floors or flooring materials 1,012,282 987,385 841,022
  Other doors (excl. garage) 323,671 318,185 326,148
  Ceilings and walls 239,654 228,431 238,066
  Household cabinets, racks, and shelves 217,183 221,458 222,621
  Nails, screws, tacks, or bolts 198,849 191,037 165,623
  Windows 148,906 138,875 131,333
  Porches, balconies, open-side floors 124,539 122,343 114,287
  Fences or fence posts 112,886 114,055 110,731
  Handrails, railings, or banisters 38,852 39,299 34,421
  Glass doors 44,916 40,058 33,952
General household appliances:
  Refrigerators 26,731 26,376 25,133
  Ranges 32,017 31,463 23,587
Heating, cooling equipment: 3
  Pipes (excl. smoking pipes) 29,683 31,034 26,926
Home entertainment equipment:
  Televisions 36,959 35,023 37,401
  Sound recording equipment 4 20,209 20,189 22,086
Personal use items:
  Footwear (NA) 86,217 75,804
  Jewelry 50,937 53,854 54,720
  Razors and shavers 36,327 40,242 40,773
  Hair grooming equipment and accessories 26,207 25,486 24,974
  Coins 24,787 27,620 24,755
Yard and garden equipment:
  Lawn mowers 74,582 71,912 60,804
  Pruning, trimming, and edging equipment 36,091 36,204 32,217
  Chain saws 31,356 35,132 29,684
Sports and recreation equipment:
  Bicycles 586,808 566,085 544,561
  Trampolines 66,174 83,399 82,722
  Swings or swing sets 83,748 82,882 73,923
  Playground climbing equipment 76,744 74,588 71,828
  Swimming pools 78,336 72,933 62,812
  All-terrain vehicles 62,400 63,600 55,400
  Skateboards 30,353 35,751 48,186
  Slides or sliding boards 47,832 45,792 45,767
  Sleds 51,557 34,426 26,067



1 Includes accessories.
2 Includes materials.
3 Includes ventilating equipment.
4 Includes reproducing equipment.

Source: National Safety Council, Itasca, IL, Accident Facts, annual through 1998 edition; beginning with 1997 data, Injury Facts, 1999 edition (copyright).

http://www.nsc.org/index.htm



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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