Seat belts saved more than 12,000 lives in 2012. Compared with other age groups, teens have the lowest rate of seat belt use.
Almost 60% of non-fatal choking accidents among children that were treated in the E.R. were food-related.
More children, ages 5-14, are seen in the E.R. for biking related injuries than any other sport.
In 2012, an estimated 192,000 children were treated in an emergency room for a toy-related injury.
A child using a correctly used car seat can reduce the risk of death by 71%.
On average, every 8 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle.
In 2013 alone, more than 126,035 children across the country were treated in the E.R. for an injury obtained from a fire or burn.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for United States teenagers.
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In 2013, 77% of all fatal boating accident victims had drowned, and out of the individuals that drowned, 84% were not wearing a life jacket.
Every year, more than 9,000 children are treated in the E.R. for injures that occurred while they were unattended in or around motor vehicles.
Children using a booster seat in the backseat of a vehicle are 45% less likely to be injured in a crash than children just using a seat belt.
Each year, in the U.S. alone, there are more than 2,800 kids treated in the E.R. after swallowing button batteries.
Kids are more than two times as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
It is estimated that about one third of households with children ages 18 and under have a gun in the home.
Between 2012 and 2013, more than 700 children 5 and under were hospitalized or experienced serious effects as a result of liquid laundry packets, with the impact greatest among 1 and 2 year olds.
In 2013, nearly 2,578,235 unintentional falls resulted in injuries requiring treatment in the E.R.
In 2013 alone, 334 children died in home fires.
In 2009, more than 3,551 cases of carbon monoxide exposure in children 19 and under were reported.
In the United States, more than 3,000 kids each year, under the age of 15, are sent to the E.R. each year because of fireworks.