As a parent, there are so many things to be concerned about as your kids go to school every day… friends, teachers, school surroundings and many more. Even the best schools in town have dangers too.
Though manufacturers of school products are doing their best to provide safe supplies, there is still an increasing number of injuries each year.
Below are the 10 most dangerous products found in schools:
1. Playground Equipment
The top culprit of all is the playground equipment that causes an average of 60,008 injuries each year.
According to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, girls sustain more injuries on this playground equipment than boys.
To lower the risk of tripping, slipping or falling, kids should follow the rules and be cautious when moving through schools. An average of 26,758 injuries are carpets related each year.
No surprise, many experienced falling down the stairs not only in schools. Slipping down can bruise your ego and body. Stairs cause an average of 24,482 injuries in American schools each year. It is important to remind your kids to take the stairs cautiously and slowly to prevent fractured bones and any head injuries.
Doors at school cause an average of 13,402 accidents and injuries in US. Most school doors are life safety doors or fire-rated doors so they are usually very heavy. Protect your kids’ fingers by keeping them away from the door.
5. Chairs and Couches
Chairs and couches accidents cause an average of 10,669 injuries. Children tend to rock back or lean on the chairs during classes that result for chairs to break. Teach your kids proper seating posture to avoid such accidents.
6. Pencils and Pens
Don’t be surprised! Pencils and pens are indeed one of the most dangerous products found in schools. Annually, there are 5,786 school injuries.
Some adventurous kids would try to climb fences at school. Its sharp and pointed edges can cause injuries. There are 3,318 children injured in US schools every year so it is very important to remind kids to stay off of school fences.
Using bicycles to go to school might be a good choice as this is environmentally friendly. But did you know that this is not safe at all? Average of 3,123 injuries annually are caused by biking. Equip your kids with proper gear that includes a helmet, reflective gear, pads and light for protection.
Chemicals that include cleaning products, paint and fertilizer cause about 2,688 injuries each year.
Scissors are the most common and one of the most dangerous products found in US schools. This simple item causes an average of 2,049 injuries yearly.