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Old 09-18-2008, 09:23 AM
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Balanzza Digital Luggage Scale: Is Your Child's Backpack Too Heavy?

If children are carrying 10-20% of their bodyweight in their backpacks it could be the source of low-level trauma, and chronic back pain. When a heavy backpack is situated incorrectly on a child’s shoulders, or is over just one shoulder, the weight can pull a child backward. Children are then compensating by bending forward at the hips or arching their backs, causing the spine to compress unnaturally. “In 2001, backpacks were the cause of 7,000 emergency room visits and countless complaints of muscle spasms, neck and shoulder pain” (

The Balanzza digital luggage scale is a handy solution to this problem. This hand held, light weight & affordable device simply clips onto the strap of a bag. Lift the bag using the Balanzza and wait a few seconds until you hear a beep. Place the bag down and read the weight on the display. The weight of the bag should be no more than 10% of the child’s weight.

Balanzza Digital Luggage Scale

Lift luggage with scale- wait for beep- read measurement on digital display

Weighs in pounds or kilograms

--Weighs items up to 100 pounds
--Compact and weighs only 10oz., allowing you to bring it with you and assist you on your way back
--Requires two AAA batteries
--Avoid having to redistribute belongings at check in counter
--Avoid excess weight surcharges

Available at
: $24.99

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