The Consumer Products Safety Commission issued a report on baby-walker related injuries at approximately the same time that an article on the same subject was accepted for publication in Pediatrics.1 The latter study of the risks and problems of baby walkers as seen in a private practice accurately expresses the problem as most practicing pediatricians see it. However, only a portion of users who are sufficiently injured to require treatment will be observed or treated by pediatricians. Thus, the CPSC report of 23,900 walker injuries requiring treatment in one year, 1980, indicates a much greater problem than might be inferred from the experience of a single pediatric practice.

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