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Doctors push to ban infant walkers

(CNN) – Authors of a new study on infant walkers want them off the market.

The study, published in the Journal Pediatrics, found between 1990-2014, more than 230,000 children under 15 months were treated for injuries linked to walkers. That’s an average of more than 9,000 per-year.

More than 90 percent of the incidents involved head and neck injuries, while 74 percent were injured falling down the stairs while using an infant walker.

In 2014, about 2,000 kids were injured due to infant walkers.

Researchers on the study, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, which publishes the Journal Pediatrics have called for a ban on the walkers in the United States.

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