Which of These Secretly Dangerous Household Objects Is Out to Get You?

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps an annually updated list of emergency department visits caused by some very common household objects. Sometimes, the things doing the injuring are quite surprising. Give it your best guess with our quiz.

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Those nefarious baby bottles cause 2,105 emergency room visits a year; compare that to the innocent blow-dryer, which is an accomplice in only 1,847 ER trips.

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Umbrellas bring about 3,248 emergency department visits each year; the mighty garbage disposal, on the other hand, results in a mere 1,297 ER visits.

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The unlikely bucket and its pal, the pail, played a part in 15,731 emergency room visits last year; the push lawn mower caused only 1,827 ER visits.

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Hairpins and the like caused 17,420 ER trips, compared to the 11,564 caused by microwaves.

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Fans led to 18,847 ER visits; saws led to 14,059.

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Incredibly, toilets caused 112,622 injuries that required ER treatment; hatchets or axes, on the other hand, caused just 11,275 such injuries.

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Pens and pencils played a part in 20,630 ER visits; clothing irons played a part in just 7,484 visits.

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Skateboards caused 120,424 trips to emergency rooms; hammers caused just 30,776.

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