BAPRAS urges parents to use door safety catches to stop fingertip injuries in toddlers
Today, BAPRAS has called for parents and carers to use doorstoppers to cut the estimated 50,000 children and toddlers each year whose hands and fingers are injured by closing doors. These small 'C' shaped foam products are placed over a door to stop it from slamming and trapping little fingers.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) say that every year 30,000 children trap their fingers in doors, with more than 1,500 of these needing surgery and one in six resulting in amputation.
This very simple solution will help prevent these very common but not insignificant injuries
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