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More and More Kids Hurt by Baby Gate Accidents

More than half of them are under 2.

More and more kids are landing in the emergency room for injuries from baby gates. Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital find nearly 2,000 children are treated each year for injuries related to the gates .

While most injuries are not serious, more than 60 percent of the children injured are younger than 2, and they are often injured falling down the stairs after a gate collapses or when it's left open. Children 2 to 6-years-old are most often injured trying to climb on gates.

Experts say to reduce injuries parents should use hardware-mounted baby gates at the top of stairs because pressure-mounted gates are not secure enough to prevent falls.

And they advise that you take the gate down when a child is able to open it or climb over it.

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