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As Scooter Popularity Soars, So Do Injuries

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The National SAFE KIDS Campaign says that protective gear should fit properly and not interfere with the rider's movement, vision, or hearing. What to gear up with? "We urge that they wear knee and elbow pads and helmets. However, we have received a number of calls that wrist protectors make it harder for kids to hold on to the handles," Mickalide says. As a matter of fact, SAFE KIDS no longer recommends wrist protectors.

They also recommend that parents check scooters thoroughly for loose, broken, or cracked parts; sharp edges and slippery surfaces where the child stands; and nicks and cracks in wheels.

 

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