Contact 2: Falling TV’s Injure Thousands Of Children

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(KTVI) - The living room is the last place you would think your child would be in danger. But increasingly, children are injured and even killed by unstable television sets that fall. Consider these statistics from the Consumer Products Safety Commission: Injuries from TV instability increased 31% over the last 10 years, 17,000 injuries associated with TV instability were reported in 2011 alone, and a child is killed every three weeks due to a falling TV.

There are two ways to help prevent these accidents from happening: If your TV sits on a stand, make sure if is securely strapped to the piece of furniture or anchored to the wall. If it is mounted on a wall, make sure the mount is sturdy and secured into studs, not drywall or plaster.

Web Links
Safe Kids Tips on Safe TV Installation
CPSC Report on TV Dangers

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