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Preventing Heavy Furniture from Tipping Over

October 14, 20159 min
In the U.S., one child is killed every two weeks from being crushed under a television set.If you have a little one, you may already know how much they love to climb, pull, and reach for items all over your house.According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 40 children are taken to the emergency room daily in the U.S. with injuries due to a heavy piece of furniture falling on them. Nearly half of these incidents are caused by televisions. And, one child is killed every two weeks from being crushed under a television set.What are the ways you can prevent your TV and other furniture from tipping over?Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, shares how you can properly set up your furniture and appliances so they won't accidentally fall on your child.

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