According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), high heels have a wide range of uses and can be worn as a fashionable accessory for men and women, and a fashion statement in their own right.
However, many parents have raised concerns about the health and safety of these shoes.
The CPSC says high heels can cause serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.
The agency says that, because of the high risk of falling, parents should avoid wearing high heels on a regular basis, and should only wear them for athletic events or sports where safety is an issue.
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The CPSC is now recommending that parents wear high heels for sports, as well as casual wear, such as on vacations.
“These shoes can cause injuries in children and adults and they should not be worn on a daily basis for a period of time,” said CPSC spokesperson Andrea Friesen.
“Parents should not wear high-heeled shoes at a casual or recreational event where they may fall,” she added.