Parents throughout the United States have the right to reasonably assume that their children will be kept safe while on school property. Students, including some in Missouri, may be at risk due to a product defect or other dangers lurking in their classrooms or on school playgrounds. Parents will want to note some of the most common causes of the approximately 60,000 product injuries that occur in the nation's schools each year.
Based on information provided by the U.S. Department of Safety Commission, there are 20 products that most often pose hazards to children on school grounds. A chart that tracked product-related injuries at schools from 1997 to 2014 showed that playground equipment is the number one cause of accidents at schools that result in injuries to students. Building infrastructure and school supplies are also considered leading factors in accidents that take place on school grounds.