A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital looked at emergency room records from 1990-2011.
During that time more than 530,000 children under the age 15 were treated for a shopping cart-related injury.
Falls from a shopping cart accounted for majority of cases, followed by falling over the cart or tip overs.
A majority of injuries were to the head. The data shows concussions significantly increased during the study period, mostly in young children.
Researchers say parents need to be vigilant when their child is riding in the cart. They also say to make sure they are strapped in and seated the whole time.