The Facts Tell the Story:

  • Door-related accidents send more than 380,000 people to hospital emergency rooms annually, according to the National Safety Council
  • Door-related accidents are the most common cause of amputation among children age 4 and younger, according to a Nationwide Children’s Hospital study published in 2010 the Journal of Trauma
  • Finger and thumb amputations account for the majority of amputations among children in the US. These injuries result in more than $21 million in inpatient charges and 3,900 days in the hospital annually, according to the Center for Injury Research and Policy
  • An estimated 1,392,451 US children age 17 year or younger received emergency treatment for door-related injuries, which averages approximately 1 injury every 4 minutes in the United States. Most common causes were: “pinch in the door” (54.8%) or an “impact to the door” (42.0%). Patients admitted to the hospital were most frequently treated for amputations (32.0%) or lacerations (25.2%), according to a study published in 2012 in Clinical Pediatrics and Annals of Emergency Medicine