Contact Us

Surprising Study Reveals Falling Toilet Seats Are a Real Danger to Your Kids

Toilet
Polka Dot

If you’re teaching your son how to use the toilet, here’s some sobering news.

New research has found that trips to the ER caused by falling toilet seats are on the rise and that most of the victims are kids.

Essentially, the injuries are caused when the toilet seat falls on a penis while someone is urinating.

Data shows such hospital visits have jumped by about 100 per year between 2002 and 2010. In 2010, more than 1,700 people had to go to the emergency room for toilet-related injuries to the groin, with 97% of them under the age of 8.

The study’s head researcher said the number of toilet seat falling on penis injuries could actually be higher, since a lot of parents probably don’t take their children to the hospital.

Earlier research had indicated as many as 16,000 people go to ER annually with genital injuries and that more than 13,000 injuries to the genitals resulting in hospital visits between 2002 and 2010 were caused by toilets.

[Reuters]

More from WFNT

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wfnt.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Flint's News Talk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on Flint's News Talk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!