Of course, lawn mowers don’t “attack” on their own. Most injuries – such as severed fingers and toes, limb amputations, broken bones, burns and eye injuries – can be prevented by following a few simple safety tips, as suggested by the ASPS:
– Children should be 12-years-old before they operate any type of lawn mower, and 16-years-old for a ride-on mower.
– Children should never be passengers on ride-on mowers, even though it may look cute.
– Pick up stones, toys and debris from the lawn to prevent injuries from flying objects.
Don’t let your young child become one of the 16,000.