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Treadmill Machines Can Injure Small Children, Warns Researcher At The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

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October 10, 2001
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Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia
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Add treadmill machines to the list of home exercise equipment that can pose dangers to small children. Plastic surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reported on 12 children who suffered hand injuries from the belt of a moving treadmill. Six of the children required surgery, including skin grafting in one case.

Philadelphia, Pa. — Add treadmill machines to the list of home exercise equipment that can pose dangers to small children. Plastic surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reported on 12 children who suffered hand injuries from the belt of a moving treadmill. Six of the children required surgery, including skin grafting in one case.


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Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia. (2001, October 10). Treadmill Machines Can Injure Small Children, Warns Researcher At The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011010074029.htm
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