canada bans baby walkers

July 2004
Mothering;Jul/Aug2004, Issue 125, p26
Canada has become the first nation to ban the sale, advertising, and import of baby walkers, stating that walkers can lead to injury or death. Canada has had a voluntary ban on walkers since 1989, but continuing injuries, most often when babies roll down stairs, have prompted the mandatory ban. Although there is no similar ban, voluntary or otherwise, in the US, the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend the use of walkers.


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