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Researchers say they've built a safer spray bottle

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Source & Photo Credit: Nationwide Children's Hospital

A recent study found that thousands of children end up in the emergency room every year for injuries caused by spray bottles.  Now a group of researchers believes they've come up with a more childproof design.

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio invented a spray bottle top that has dual triggers (pictured above).  A video shows children that participated in a focus group had trouble grasping how the system worked.

"Our technology has the potential to prevent more than 6,000 injuries each year, which is 18 injuries a day," said Dr. Lara McKenzie from Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Researchers have applied for a patent, and these new spray bottles could hit the market in the near future.

Watch Deena Centofanti's video report for more on this story.

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