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Lawnmower Safety

Wearing a medical alert device while mowing can mean the difference between quick treatment and more serious consequences. As long as the medical alert pendant worn on the body is within 360-480 feet of the base unit, in the event of an emergency, the push of the button will alert LifeFone’s  care agents that help is needed.

A recent report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) indicated that:

  • Ride-on powered lawnmowers account for approximately 150 deaths per year in the US.
  • Children younger than 15 years of age make up 23% of these deaths.
  • 14% of injuries from powered lawnmowers occur in children younger than 15 years of age.
  • The risk of death in children younger than 5 years old is 11 times higher than that of the operator of the powered lawnmower.

While these statistics are sad to read, it is possible to avoid these injuries.  Children should be carefully trained on the proper use and operation of power lawnmowers. It’s important to teach them how powerful the machine is and that it’s not a toy to spin around the yard in.  Yet children are not the only population seeing injuries. Of the nearly 80,000 injuries treated in the U.S. each year, the majority of these injuries occur in youth under 19 and adults over 60.

Wearing a medical alert device while mowing can mean the difference between quick treatment and more serious consequences. As long as the medical alert pendant worn on the body is within 360-480 feet of the base unit, in the event of an emergency, the push of the button will alert LifeFone’s care agents that help is needed.  Because it’s unlikely that the Care Agents would be able to hear the subscriber, emergency help is sent to assist after an attempt to reach the subscriber by phone. Whether old or young, the emergency alert service provided by LifeFone offers you peace of mind, independence and medical assistance when needed most.