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Top 7 Summer Safety Hazards

Children are most likely to wind up in the emergency room because of summer injuries. Here, the latest advice on protecting your kids, from Parents magazine and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Injury Facts: Kids who fall off climbing equipment, slides, and swings usually injure their face, head, or arms, says Parents advisor Dennis Durbin, MD, director of research in emergency medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Safety Check: A preschool-age child shouldn't be more than four feet off the ground, says Dr. Durbin. Make sure surfaces are cushioned, equipment is maintained, and there are no exposed bolts or open "S" hooks.