Pet doors can pose a safety risk for children

Consumer Reports News: May 12, 2009 04:38 PM

Accidents involving children escaping through pet doors are more common than one might think, says Sean Kane, president of Safety Research & Strategies, who has been researching the pet-door issue nationally. In the past decade, more than 100 children have drowned, nearly drowned, or been injured after leaving the home through a pet door, he says.

Read the rest of the story and get all the details on the dangers of pet doors in "Doggie Doors and Crawling Kids Can Be a Deadly Combination," on the Consumer Reports Safety blog.

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