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Heels With Wheels Cause Crashes

Posted by Heather J.

Injuries from trendy roller shoes such as ?Heelys? turn out to be more numerous than previously thought, contributing to about 1,600 emergency room visits last year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. Children, the primary wearers of the heels with wheels, took the brunt of the damage. Scott Wolfson, a spokesman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission, said last week that the agency knew of at least 64 roller shoe-related injuries and one death between September 2005 through December 2006. Users are now encourage to wear knee and elbow pads. I must admit, I've envied kids that I've seen with these shoes. They look so fun! And it seems like I could get around the grocery store so much quicker if I had a pair. But a broken wrist would make it hard to work, so I'll let the youngsters have their way with them. If you or your child owns a pair of these things, make sure they glide along safely.
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