Staying healthy and injury-free as we age is a goal we all share. But how do you do it?

Consider the facts: seniors have suffered about five million medically-treated consumer product-related injuries each year since 2007. The majority of consumer product-related deaths involve seniors 65 and older.

The number, rate and costs of serious consumer product-related injuries to seniors have risen along with the size of the population of older adults in the U.S.

At the U.S. Consumer Product Safety (…)

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Today, Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million children’s products that were sold in the United States.

Fourteen models of the Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles can cause serious injury, including genital bleeding when a child sits, strikes or falls on a pretend plastic ignition key. CPSC and Fisher-Price know of 10 injuries, including six girls between the ages of 2 and 3 who needed medical attention after falling against the pretend key that is sticking up in front (…)

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