SMART High Chair Safety System
How it Works
Researchers at the hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Policy found that the number of children under the age of 3 who were treated in emergency departments between 2003 and 2010 increased by 22 percent due to falls from baby chairs.
In a statement. “High chairs are typically used in kitchens and dining areas, so when a child falls from the elevated height of the high chair, they often fall head first onto a hard surface such as tile or wood flooring with considerable force.
When information was available for what children were doing just before a fall from a highchair or booster seat, two-thirds of them were climbing or standing in the chair, which suggests that the chair’s safety restraints were either not being used or were ineffective.
The SMART Baby chair collection aims to increase the safety of the child and provide parents with alerts and advice to reduce falls.