There were more than 12,500 deaths of adults 65 years old and older from 2009 to 2011 that were associated with consumer products reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Nearly three-quarters of the deaths involved falls, 70 percent of which were due to falling on stairs, ramps, landings and floors.

 

Twenty-seven percent of the consumer product-related deaths reported to CPSC were not fall related. Instead, the deaths most frequently involved drowning in pools (…)

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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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