Treadmills can cause severe burns

Posted at 7:45 AM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 07:45:37-04

A large number of pediatric burns can occur when you least expect it.

Parents often warn their kids about touching hot stoves,but researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio looked at four years of charts from a pediatric burn unit.

They found that treadmill related burns were the most common type of hand burns among children.

Doctors say if children get their hand stuck inside the treadmill, the running belt can cause severe friction burns.