Most people wouldn’t consider shopping carts to be a danger. After all, there’s no motor or controls involved, and it seems like the one you grab always has a broken wheel on it.
But believe it or not, shopping cart accidents are a real problem ... and are on the rise.
Consider the following statistics involving children ages 15 and younger who were injured in shopping cart accidents between 1990 to 2011:
There are things parents can do to help cut back on the frequency and severity of shopping cart accidents.
Safer carts can prevent accidents. At McCue, we improve the shopping experience by designing child-friendly carts that not only enhance safety, but also make trips to the store more enjoyable for parents and kids alike. Check out the benefits of our Bean Double:
Just like the safety of children can be in jeopardy in shopping cart accidents, so too is the safety of your store’s infrastructure. And just like there are ways to keep children safe from such accidents, there are also ways to protect your property from shopping cart damage. We can help with that, too.
Our retail solutions safeguard your walls and other infrastructure from the dents, chips and scratches that can be caused by shopping cart accidents.
And if cars are damaged by unsecured shopping cart corrals, your store could be held liable. Our shopping cart corrals reduce the number of runaway shopping carts, keeping your customers, employees, vehicles and building safe from damage.
Contact us for a quote today to practice safe shopping.
Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/despite-warnings-about-24000-kids-are-hurt-annually-in-shopping-cart-accidents/2014/01/27/74aaf620-8523-11e3-bbe5-6a2a3141e3a9_story.html
Dallas Morning News: http://www.dallasnews.com/investigations/watchdog/20130720-watchdog-woman-fighting-wal-mart-over-damaged-car-has-a-job-that-surprises-people.ece