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Accidents - Year 2009


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Number Of Accidents (Estimate): 13,966,898
See also: Lethal accidents, Other years.

Accidents - Age Distribution

0-5 years old:1,889,783
6-15 years old:2,754,306
16-25 years old:2,321,318
26-50 years old:3,668,893
50+ years old:3,332,596

Accidents - Sex

Accidents - Race

Accidents - Body Parts:
Lower Trunk:1,339,924Face:1,239,527
Knee:737,068Upper Trunk:718,099
Wrist:556,134Lower Arm:471,980
Lower Leg:442,187Elbow:333,308
All Of Body:297,539Toe:293,855
Upper Leg:150,279Upper Arm:130,148
Pubic Region:45,26025 - 50% Body:999

Accidents - Related Products

Stairs or steps:1,202,178
Floors or flooring materials:951,519
Bicycles or accessories:530,200
Beds or bedframes:525,439
Ceilings and walls:281,020
Bathtubs or showers:252,494
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Stairs or steps: 1,202,178Floors or flooring materials: 951,519
Bicycles or accessories: 530,200Beds or bedframes: 525,439
Basketball: 495,237Football: 448,725
Knives: 347,028Doors: 302,676
Chairs: 294,451Ceilings and walls: 281,020
Tables: 280,575Bathtubs or showers: 252,494
Soccer: 206,686Exercise: 203,686
Baseball: 163,646Ladders: 161,370
Sofas, couches, davenports, divans or studio couches: 159,292Skateboards: 142,673
All-terrain vehicles: 141,136Porches, balconies, open-side floors or floor openings: 125,943
Footwear: 122,238Cabinets, racks, room dividers and shelves: 121,551
Softball: 120,237Wheelchairs: 116,879
Nails, screws, carpet tacks or thumbtacks: 113,852Furniture: 111,570
Containers: 107,525Windows and window glass, other than storm windows: 107,206
Desks, chests, bureaus or buffets: 104,507Fences or fence posts: 98,321
Trampolines: 96,534Crutches, canes or walkers: 93,720
Other toys: 90,318Weight lifting: 83,984
Jewelry: 81,471Horseback riding: 78,048
Monkey bars, playground gyms or other playground climbing apparatus: 77,684Metal containers: 74,284
Fishing: 74,171Tableware and accessories: 72,696
Two-wheeled, powered, off-road vehicles: 71,753Toilets: 71,467
Rugs or carpets: 70,505Drinking glasses: 70,330
Sports and recreational activity: 68,399Swimming: 66,714
Swings or swing sets: 64,586Swimming pools: 60,748
Televisions: 59,944Volleyball: 59,222
Scooters, unpowered: 58,179Snow boarding: 53,233
Exercise equipment: 52,778Knives with replaceable blades: 49,402
Dancing: 49,257Slides or sliding boards: 48,980
Doorsills or frames: 47,357Snow skiing: 46,399
Roller skating: 45,170Day wear: 43,073
Counters or countertops: 42,043First aid equipment: 41,113
Wrestling: 40,893Golf: 39,993
Hockey: 39,969Pet supplies: 39,593
Lawn mowers: 39,168Bunk beds: 37,726
Other ball sports: 36,718Hot water: 36,012
Poles: 35,840Bench or table saws: 35,447
Refrigerators: 35,312Grocery or shopping carts: 34,684
Tablet or capsule drugs: 33,583Coins: 33,136
Waste containers, trash baskets or refuse bins: 31,121Cheerleading: 31,070
Hammers: 29,622Benches: 29,534
Computers: 28,990Gymnastics: 28,682
Martial arts: 28,675Handrails, railings or banisters: 28,672
Nonelectric razors or shavers: 28,569Sleds: 28,428
Bags: 27,632Other unpowered garden tools: 27,523
Pipes: 26,047Chain saws: 25,976
Manual snow or ice removal tools: 25,904Glass doors or doors with glass panels: 25,898
Other ranges or ovens: 24,932Mirrors or mirror glass: 23,280
Stools: 23,111Tennis: 23,043
Tools: 22,570Ice skating: 21,821
Power lawn mowers: 21,616Track and field: 21,580
Paper products: 20,896Bowling: 20,367
Pens and pencils: 20,074Amusement attractions: 19,932
Bleachers: 19,927Pruning or trimming equipment: 19,801
Sinks: 19,738House repair or construction materials: 19,390
Manual cleaning equipment: 19,204Ice hockey: 18,982
Surfing: 18,358Lacrosse: 18,085
Playground equipment: 18,024Boxing: 17,885
Cookware: 17,844In-line skating: 17,434
Other playground equipment: 17,384Workshop grinders, buffers, or polishers: 17,278
Bottles or jars: 17,093Garage doors: 16,916
Soaps: 16,508Cabinet or door hardware: 16,421
Ball sports: 16,321Chair, recliner: 16,319
Barstools or kitchen stools: 16,008Saws: 15,987
Vacuum cleaners: 15,605Slicers and choppers: 15,561
Baby strollers: 15,369Bleaches: 15,298
Hair curlers, curling irons, clips & hairpins: 15,282Hoists, lifts, jacks or jack stands: 15,168
Pictures, picture frames or wall decorations: 15,156Glass bottles or jars: 15,110
Luggage: 14,970Car seats: 14,927
Rugby: 14,832Cribs: 14,624
Welding equipment: 14,534Manual scissors: 14,189
Greenhouse or gardening supplies: 14,084Knickknacks, statues, vases or urns: 14,024
Go-carts: 13,967Golf carts: 13,924
Riding power lawn mowers: 13,843Gas, air or spring-operated guns: 13,839
Scissors: 13,620Telephones or telephone accessories: 13,476
Clothing: 13,466Step stools: 13,308
Glass alcoholic beverage bottles: 13,276Runners, throw rugs or doormats: 13,232
Water slides: 13,155Fans: 13,076
Stepladders: 12,663Garden hoses, nozzles or sprinklers: 12,656
Washing machines: 12,632Air conditioners: 12,617
Power saws: 12,499Portable circular power saws: 12,449
Hatchets or axes: 12,373Desk supplies: 12,283
Clothing accessories: 12,264Pins and needles: 11,823
Gasoline: 11,750Snowmobiles: 11,723
Escalators: 11,572Manicuring devices: 11,557
General home or room involvement in fires: 11,445Batteries: 11,349
General purpose household cleaners: 11,309Windowsills or frames: 11,295
Built-in swimming pools: 11,244Laundry baskets: 11,158
Aspirin substitutes: 11,031Buckets or pails: 10,992
Lawn trimmers or edgers, powered: 10,865Ramps or landings: 10,745
Pliers, wire cutters or wrenches: 10,692Lockers: 10,632
Cardboard products: 10,534Laundry soaps or detergents: 10,484
Mopeds or power-assisted cycles: 10,484Stereo or hi-fi components or accessories: 10,454
Musical instruments, not electric or not battery operated: 10,439Paints, varnishes or shellacs: 10,438
Other fireplaces: 10,405Television tables or stands: 10,119
Rope or string: 10,080Grills: 10,077
Light bulbs: 9,812Mattresses: 9,661
Razors or shavers: 9,619Cords, electrical: 9,535
Mountain or all-terrain bicycles or accessories: 9,533Drills: 9,519
Flying toys: 9,378Kitchen gadgets: 9,342
Books, magazines, albums or scrapbooks: 9,282Balls: 9,264
Log splitters: 9,236Candles, candlesticks and other candle holders: 9,020
Eyeglasses: 8,949Elevators or other lifts: 8,919
Clothing irons: 8,705Fireworks: 8,637
High chairs: 8,558Decorative yard equipment: 8,433
BBs or pellets: 8,132Water tubing: 8,042
Carbon monoxide poisonings: 8,012Chair, rocking: 7,930
Scooters/skateboards, powered: 7,734Freezers: 7,617
Other manual workshop tools: 7,563Heaters or heating systems: 7,488
Footstools, ottomans or hassocks: 7,386Rotary power lawn mowers: 7,385
Wire: 7,269Toothpicks or hor d'oeuvres picks: 7,256
Tree stands: 7,230Dishwashers: 7,218
Motorized vehicles: 7,098Water skiing: 7,016
Radiators: 7,015Aquariums or accessories: 6,988
Diving or diving boards: 6,925Christmas decorations: 6,885
Adhesives: 6,869Baby gates or barriers: 6,867
Toolboxes or tool kits: 6,820Screwdrivers: 6,709
Beach chairs or folding chairs: 6,696Ductwork for heating or cooling systems: 6,665
Floor lamps or table lamps: 6,589Microwave ovens: 6,579
Other glass bottles or jars: 6,513Bed rails: 6,470
Squash, racquet ball or paddle ball: 6,386Nail guns or stud drivers: 6,384
Book bags or back carriers: 6,292Public equipment: 6,290
Plastic bags: 6,262Power workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 6,250
Skating: 6,247Chemicals: 6,240
Clothes dryers: 6,200Carts: 6,189
Tricycles: 6,134Wagons: 6,087
Hot tubs or home spas: 5,975Tool sheds: 5,899
Snow throwers/blowers: 5,893Electric chandeliers, hanging lamps or other attached light fixtures: 5,805
Extension or straight ladders: 5,747Other furniture: 5,566
Wooden containers: 5,468Pillows: 5,349
Nonglass bottles or jars: 5,271Metal cookware: 5,185
Antihistamines: 5,113Cosmetics: 5,047
Awls, chisels or planes: 5,010Billiards or pool: 4,923
Electric blenders: 4,912Blankets: 4,901
Automatic doors: 4,857Towels or cloths: 4,849
Coal or wood-burning stoves: 4,823Room-sized, wall-to-wall or outdoor carpeting: 4,721
Liquid drugs: 4,713Outerwear: 4,644
Stretch cords or stretch straps: 4,567Gutters, drainpipes, downspouts or run-off pipes: 4,498
Portable food or beverage coolers: 4,466Plastic containers: 4,451
Sprayers: 4,413Scaffolding: 4,374
Chains: 4,306Wheelbarrows or lawn carts: 4,295
Baby changing tables: 4,270Keys, key rings or key chains: 4,235
Tractors: 4,215Camping equipment: 4,185
Mountain climbing: 4,182Street hockey: 4,174
Archery: 4,162Power drills or accessories: 4,060
Toy boxes or chests: 4,036Power hedge trimmers: 4,010
Bathtub or shower enclosures: 4,000Combs or hairbrushes: 3,952
Field hockey: 3,945Tie racks, belt racks or other clothes hangers: 3,934
Other specified plastic products: 3,914Band saws: 3,894
Flatware: 3,892Treehouses or playhouses: 3,834
Building sets: 3,791Food processors: 3,758
Other furnaces: 3,750Vending machines: 3,737
Nonelectric toothbrushes: 3,716Seesaws or teeterboards: 3,580
Hammocks: 3,579Sheets or pillowcases: 3,574
Nightwear: 3,574Crayons or chalk: 3,476
Other drugs or medications: 3,468Hearing aids: 3,398
Gas or LP grills or stoves: 3,325Clocks: 3,321
Hand saws: 3,273Baby bouncer seats: 3,217
Trays: 3,196Other portable or stationary power tools: 3,085
Marbles: 3,083Futons: 3,055
Eye protection devices: 3,053Personal protection devices: 3,015
Umbrellas: 2,995Built-in fireplaces: 2,994
Coffee makers or teapots: 2,961Portable power drills and accessories: 2,924
Electrical wire or wiring systems: 2,919Riding toys: 2,868
Dollies, handtrucks or luggage carriers: 2,771Water heaters: 2,710
Other containers: 2,704Draperies, curtains or shower curtains: 2,704
Aerosol containers: 2,683Generators or power plants: 2,671
Sewing machines or accessories: 2,660Propane, LP or butane gas tanks or fittings: 2,653
Wheeled riding toys, unpowered: 2,601Air compressors: 2,584
Electric ranges or ovens: 2,553Padlocks, chain locks or other locks: 2,549
Drapery or curtain rods, hooks or rings: 2,544Sewing basket articles: 2,526
Nonelectric blankets: 2,522Detergents: 2,519
Fire extinguishers: 2,517Balloons: 2,506
Minibikes, powered: 2,468Automotive tools or accessories: 2,458
Kitchen mixing bowls, canisters or similar containers: 2,423Baby walkers or jumpers: 2,408
Heavy-duty workshop staplers: 2,408Handball: 2,406
Art and ceramic supplies or equipment: 2,385Swimming pool chemicals: 2,372
Faucets or spigots: 2,362Window shades, venetian blinds or indoor shutters: 2,359
Playpens: 2,336Swimming pool equipment: 2,328
Nonwheeled riding toys, unpowered: 2,314Snow tubing: 2,264
Powered riding toys: 2,241Badminton: 2,230
Attachable high chairs: 2,228Extension cords: 2,225
Business and office machines: 2,197Power tillers or cultivators: 2,181
Blocks, stacking toys or pull toys: 2,176Electric heating pads: 2,165
Electrical outlets or receptacles: 2,134Horseshoes: 2,117
Appliances: 2,103Drinking straws: 2,070
Ear protection devices: 2,066Convertible beds, hideaway beds or sofa beds: 2,051
Toy sports equipment: 2,036Other toy weapons: 2,018
Bedspreads, throws or comforters: 2,009Christmas tree lights: 2,000
Fabric treatment products: 1,997Workshop furnishings: 1,931
Garden tractors: 1,930Flashlights or battery-powered lanterns: 1,904
Leaf blowers: 1,901Self-contained openers: 1,898
Decorative water features: 1,896Nonbaby mattresses: 1,880
Thermal or sound insulation materials: 1,879Towel racks or bars: 1,875
Bars and bar accessories: 1,840Table tennis: 1,826
Power pruning or trimming equipment: 1,809Nonmetal cookware: 1,791
Fertilizers: 1,755Outdoor awnings or shutters: 1,730
Molding compounds: 1,724Storm windows: 1,721
Footlockers: 1,714Other sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 1,707
Manual push mowers: 1,680Pull-down or folding stairs: 1,659
Tetherball: 1,655Power routers: 1,654
Pogo sticks: 1,651Seasonal decorations: 1,636
Electric Christmas decorations: 1,626Massage devices or vibrators: 1,614
Remote control, universal or not stated: 1,613Gas ranges or ovens: 1,599
Canning jars or lids: 1,595Carbon monoxide detectors: 1,591
Lighting equipment: 1,591Slow cookers: 1,589
Fuel storage tanks: 1,589Liquid room deodorizers or fresheners: 1,589
Lighter fluids: 1,587Safes: 1,580
Outdoor patio heaters or firepits: 1,544Scales: 1,527
Manual filing or sanding tools: 1,506Photographic equipment: 1,502
Ammonia, household: 1,494Diapers: 1,493
Lubricants: 1,484Utility vehicles: 1,477
Portable baby swings: 1,465Aluminum foil wrapping products: 1,450
Glass bathtub or shower enclosures: 1,445Baby carriers: 1,444
Gas or LP heaters: 1,412Portable swimming pools: 1,399
Ashtrays, not electric or not battery operated: 1,395Laundry hampers: 1,388
Painting equipment, powered: 1,387Paintbrushes or rollers, manual: 1,382
Dune buggies/beach buggies: 1,377Baby bottles or nipples: 1,371
Fireplace equipment: 1,359Artificial Christmas trees: 1,356
Tape recorders or players: 1,354Manual hedge trimmers: 1,347
Gas fumes or gas vapors of unknown origin: 1,342Electric mixers: 1,336
Scuba diving: 1,331Gas furnaces: 1,329
Inflatable furniture: 1,306Power sanders: 1,296
Liniments or rubbing compounds: 1,289Cigarette or pipe lighters: 1,289
Other grills or stoves: 1,272Drain cleaners: 1,266
Pressurized containers: 1,260Can openers: 1,258
Radios: 1,243Wood paneling and particleboard: 1,238
Hair dryers: 1,222Aspirin or aspirin compounds: 1,221
Tapes: 1,200Other bedding: 1,181
Clotheslines or clothes drying racks: 1,161Other manual pruning or trimming equipment: 1,156
Other toy guns: 1,139Toy guns with projectiles: 1,135
Food grinders: 1,124Magazine racks or book ends: 1,122
Charcoal or wood-burning grills: 1,116Paint or varnish thinners: 1,112
Above-ground swimming pools: 1,099Tarpaulins: 1,088
Automotive chemicals: 1,085Rug shampooers: 1,069
Water polo: 1,067School equipment: 1,065
Antifreeze: 1,060Roller hockey: 1,054
Ironing boards or covers: 1,051Fertilizers and other chemicals for outdoor use: 1,045
Acids: 1,042Doorstops: 1,030
Cisterns, cesspools or septic tanks: 994Electric heaters: 983
Mobile/manufactured homes: 978Window screens: 963
Toilet bowl products: 951Drinking fountains: 951
Toy guns: 939Hair clippers and trimmers: 937
Automotive waxes, polishes or cleaners: 935Dishwashing liquid: 934
Pressure cookers or canners: 932Costumes or masks: 908
Boilers: 905Electric deep fryers: 900
Swimming pool slides: 897Gasoline cans: 890
Chimneys: 882Fuel-burning lighting equipment: 866
Panelboards, circuit breakers, ground fault circuit interrupters: 859Kerosene or oil heaters: 856
Glue guns: 852Darts: 848
Power leaf mulchers and grinders: 839Stationary power drills and accessories: 838
Manual pruning or trimming equipment: 835Wallpaper: 819
Musical instruments, electric or battery operated: 808Room deodorizers or fresheners: 804
Pacifiers or teething rings: 798Watches: 798
Animal traps: 795Pumps: 792
Cots: 785Charcoal: 777
Flotation toys: 771Batons: 770
Power jointers: 768Vises or workshop clamps: 767
Oven cleaners: 731Food skewers: 730
Safety pins: 727Other baby carriers: 724
Toddler beds: 718Electric baseboard heaters: 704
Abrasive cleaners: 700Matches: 696
Ice makers: 688Artificial flowers or plants: 680
Preparations containing iron salts: 670Plastic wrapping products: 669
Jigsaws: 658Portable electric heaters: 657
Pine oil cleaning and disinfectant preparations: 646Garbage disposers: 638
Power lathes: 628Caulking or spackling compounds: 616
Electric lighting equipment: 610Pedal-powered adult vehicles: 608
Battery chargers: 600Fire escape devices: 598
Hacksaws: 597Fire or smoke alarms: 588
Saunas: 581Electric counter-top ovens, broilers or toaster ovens: 577
Inflatable toys: 567Vacuum containers: 566
Oil furnaces: 565Humidifiers: 561
Tombstones or grave markers: 550Kites or kite string: 549
Hair grooming equipment or accessories: 523Gas-burning fireplaces: 522
Lighters: 519Paper bags: 514
Glass soft drink bottles: 510Dishwasher detergents: 507
Drain snakes: 505Paper cutters: 502
Lamp oils: 500Cutting torches: 498
Heating or cooling comfort packs: 493School laboratory chemicals: 489
Outdoor electric lighting equipment: 484Fuel multi-purpose lighters: 482
Fabrics: 472Electric or battery-powered knives: 463
Sabre saws: 457Electric frying pans and skillets: 457
Thermometers: 447Electric coffee makers or teapots: 446
Fuel oils: 437Slingshots or sling-propelled toys: 433
Croquet: 428Drugs or medications: 425
Hot plates: 419Telescopes, binoculars, microscopes or magnifying glasses: 405
Other electric lighting equipment: 402Electric toy racing cars or accessories: 396
Kerosene: 392Recording tapes: 390
Manual workshop grinders, buffers or polishers: 389Internal combustion engines: 376
Bassinets or cradles: 376Stilts: 376
Ice picks: 371Other power pruning or trimming equipment: 366
Glass tubing or test tubes: 360Electric razors or shavers: 357
Windshield wiper fluids: 346Unicycles: 345
Outdoor antennas: 344Electric motors: 336
Children's play tents, play tunnels or other enclosures: 335Furniture polishes or waxes: 322
Projectors: 316Baby carriages: 313
Nonglass bathtub or shower enclosures: 311Containers with key openers: 310
Potty chairs or training seats: 310Oral hygiene products: 309
Other antennas: 307Electric waffle irons: 307
Veterinary medicines: 306Baby exercisers: 304
Substance ingested or inhaled by a victim under age: 301Bedding: 301
Thermostats: 297Party favors: 296
Shoelace fasteners: 294Heat or infrared lamps: 291
Floor waxes: 291Unpowered models or parts: 289
Spot removers or cleaning fluids: 289Flares: 287
Toasters: 287Night-lights: 286
Filters: 283Amateur two-way radios: 281
Electric kettles or hot pots: 277Toboggans: 276
Floor buffers or waxers: 269Gasoline or other fuel-powered models: 266
Manual lawn trimmers or edgers: 259Wigs, falls or hairpieces: 254
Baby mattresses or pads: 254Table linens: 246
Workshop compounds or chemicals: 242Radial arm saws: 241
Corkscrews: 238Waterbeds or water pillows: 238
Manual drills: 236Water toys: 235
Window or door security barriers: 233Clothespins: 227
Vaporizers: 224Other clothing: 224
Skeet shooting: 222Record players: 222
Ashtrays, electric or battery operated: 221Soldering equipment: 219
Paint or varnish removers, paintbrush cleaners: 214Electric blankets or sheets: 204
Sleeping bags: 201Knife sharpeners: 201
Moving walks: 199Fencing: 198
Food warmers: 192Lunch boxes or pails: 190
Solid room deodorizers or fresheners: 190Alcohol: 188
Bath or facial brushes: 188Baby carriers or slings: 187
Metal or plastic molding sets: 181Electric trains or accessories: 178
Coaxial Cable: 177Toy bows or arrows: 174
Shuffleboard: 173Lye: 173
Juicers: 172Support garments and stockings, medical: 170
Trash compactors: 168Curling: 168
Dry ice: 168Other power garden tools: 168
Electric brooms: 165Portable cribs: 163
Portable gas or LP heaters: 161Bottle openers: 158
Butane or LP gas meters: 156Electric scissors: 155
Brick, stone or masonry chimneys: 155Snow disks: 152
Sound recording, reproducing or receiving equipment: 147Diesel fuels: 144
Torches: 143Electric toothbrushes or oral irrigators: 141
Unpowered coffee makers or teapots: 140Metal chimneys, stovepipes or flues: 140
Ice or snow boating: 139Chafing dishes or fondue pots: 137
Artificial turf: 128Electric can openers: 124
Electric combs: 122Dehumidifiers: 116
Metal polishes, tarnish removers or preventatives: 113Electric fireplaces: 112
Burglar alarms: 106Baby bathtub seats or rings: 106
Ice cream makers: 104Shoe polishes: 98
Engine fuels for models: 97Electric griddles: 96
Caustics: 92Wallpaper steamers: 90
Seed and fertilizer spreaders: 90Turpentine: 90
Solvents: 90Music boxes or chimes: 88
Chemistry sets or science kits: 87Coal furnaces: 86
Rust removers: 84Christmas tree stands or supports: 81
Toy weapons: 78Electric grills: 77
Brushcutters, powered: 77Methyl alcohol: 76
Rocketry sets: 76Baby rattles: 75
Floor furnaces: 75Lightning rods or arresters, antenna discharge units or other grounding devices: 75
Insect traps, powered: 75Other polishes: 75
Electric multi-purpose lighters: 75Photographic chemicals: 75
Wooden matches: 75Diaper fasteners: 70
Plastic panels for doors or windows: 70Residential alternative energy systems foron-site power generation: 69
Multi-purpose lighters: 69Garden sprayers: 69
Glass bottle cutting equipment: 69Levels: 69
Heat pumps: 62Fuels for chafing dishes or fondue pots: 62
Ice crushers: 62Bread making machines: 62
Electric soldering equipment: 62Dyes: 60
Plant foods or fertilizers for potted plants: 52Faucet water heaters: 46
Coin-operated car washing equipment: 37Baby harnesses: 37
Laser pointers: 36Woodburning kits: 31
Rotisseries: 31Air purifiers: 30
Nonelectric knife sharpeners: 30Fire sprinklers: 30
Matchbooks: 30Bottle warmers: 21
Respiratory protection devices: 21Slipcovers: 21
Toy caps, cap toys or cap guns: 21Wood burning fireplaces: 21
Nonelectric can openers: 16Power shapers: 15
Sterilizers: 15Diaper pails: 15
Electric immersion water heaters: 15Indoor antennas: 15
Baby baths or bathinettes: 12Electric corn poppers: 6
Phonograph records: 6

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