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Parents warned: Watch out for tipping TVs

May 21, 2009 2:42:25 PM PDT
Children appear to be at an increasing risk of injuries caused by furniture and TVs tipping over. In fact, a new study finds, those injuries have increased 41 percent over an 18-year period.

To prevent such injuries parents are advised to anchor large furniture such as dressers, bookshelves and TVs to the wall, using safety straps, l-brackets or other attachment devices.

The study reported in the journal Clinical Pediatrics identified injuries equal to 21 cases per 100,000 children.


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