TVs Falling On Kids: Television, Furniture Tip-Overs Result In Death Every Two Weeks, ER Visits Every 24 Minutes

Scott Hough - Author

Sep. 29 2015, Updated 5:56 p.m. ET

Over the past decade, as televisions have become larger, more unstable, and more affordable, the number of injuries, including fatalities, to children has increased, according to a report by the Journal of Neurosurgery published on September 29. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that furniture and TVs falling on kids result in emergency room visits every 24 minutes in the United States. reports that these injuries result in an average of one death every two weeks.

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