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COLLAPSIBLE LAUNDRY HAMPERS CAUSE EYE DAMAGE IN CHILDREN

Collapsible Laundry Hampers Cause Eye Damage In Children

A recent article in Digital Journal warns of the risk of serious injury from "wires springing from collapsible cloth laundry hampers." The article cites a July 2013 publication in Pediatrics - the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics - which reports two cases of "eye laceration and retinal complications" in children injured by "collapsible cloth and wire laundry hampers." Importantly, the authors note that this "represents a significant pattern of eye injury" and that "a nontrivial risk [exists] for all children..." Thus the investigators recommend that parents should be warned about such serious risks associated with collapsible hampers.

Sources:

Digital Journal, http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1368623;

Pediatrics, http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/06/26/peds.2012-3169.abstract

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