Home Safety Statistics

  • Falls are the number 1 cause of accidental injuries to children under the age of 5. It is estimated that children account for 1/3 of fall related injuries treated in emergency rooms .
  • Over 75% of baby walker related injuries are caused by falling down stairs.
  • Over 2000 children are treated for baby walker stair falls each year.
  • Over 1 million children under 5 are exposed to potentially poisonous products .
  • Almost half of all poisoning incidents occur in the kithen.
  • Scalds and burns are the leading cause of accidental death in the home for children under the age of 4 .
  • The kitchen is the most frequent area where burn injuries occur for children under 4. The bathroom is the second.
  • Over 1000 children under the age of 14 were killed or injured by accidental firearm discharge in the home.