Saturday, December 17, 2005

Swing Sets & Dogs Don't Mix

Rocking your baby to sleep in a mechanical swing may trigger a deadly attack on the child by the family dog, a coroner warns.

At least two such deaths have been documented in the US state of Maryland over a four-year period, Dr Albert Chu of the state's medical examiner's office said Wednesday at a meeting in New Orleans of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

I would tend to agree with this article. I have seen several dogs that would bite if someone, adult or child, was playing on a swing set. Kids and dogs shouldn’t be left unsupervised anyway, but I would not install a swing set in my yard if I had kids. Too much liability risk.

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