Table 1

Annual costs of non-fatal consumer product injuries by product group, 2009–2010 (2009 dollars)

Product groupAnnual total cost ($)PercentageAnnual incidenceMean cost ($)
Sports and recreation269 501 000 00029.64 273 62063 062
Home structures and construction materials248 708 000 00027.43 578 61669 498
Home furnishings and fixtures184 615 000 00020.32 678 97268 913
Miscellaneous products29 199 000 0003.2366 07279 763
Personal use items27 422 000 0003.0557 40149 196
Housewares (non-powered)23 698 000 0002.6684 80134 606
Yard and garden equipment21 491 000 0002.4300 68271 473
Packaging and containers20 224 000 0002.2354 85056 992
Toys19 109 000 0002.1374 08751 083
Home workshop equipment18 256 000 0002.0369 36249 425
Home electronics and hobby9 192 000 0001.0149 08961 656
Kitchen appliances7 636 000 0000.8115 80565 939
Space HVAC appliances6 765 000 0000.7113 79559 447
Products covered by existing regulations6 534 000 0000.7116 15556 250
Home/family maintenance6 249 000 0000.7128 49148 637
Child nursery equipment5 937 000 0000.789 74266 154
Household appliances3 848 000 0000.454 76870 268
Other categories*1 097 000 0000.118 50659 302
Total909 481 000 000100.014 324 81163 490
  • *Other categories include farm supplies and equipment; home alarm/escape/protection; school equipment; and poisoning (age <5 years).