Elevators are built to be safe and people use these accessibility devices several times a day to save time. However, it’s important that users, especially children, know how to use these system safely. Many accidents involving children occur because they lack the physical and mental capacity to use the device properly. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission between 1990 – 2004, more than 29,030 children required emergency-room attention for elevator-related injuries such as sprains, scrapes and strains in the hands, arms, fingers and wrists.
While young children should be accompanied by an adult while using an