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2,300 injuries associated with pizza in U.S.: USCPSC

By Canadian Pizza   


Bethesda, MD – Roughly 2,300 Americans ended up in hospital last year for pizza-related injuries, according to U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The CPSC estimates 2,300 emergency room visits in 2017 were associated with pizza. The independent government agency noted in a post on Twitter that patients were treated for injuries caused by (but not limited to) lacerations while attempting to a cut a pizza, burns from pizza and oven pans, falling while carrying a pizza, falling in a pizzeria and falling out of bed while reaching for pizza.

The statistics are part of the recent release of CPSC’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) injury data that is associated with consumer products and emergency room visits.

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