This story makes me sick to my stomach. A little girl was seriously injured after a Flat screen TV fell on top of her. I just had a vivid dream last night that one of my kids got hurt. I woke up crying. Then, I read this! We do not have a fancy, nice flat TV-YET! I am sure it is on my husband's short list. We have one of the older versions of the big screen-you know the one that takes up half the living room and can never be moved because it's so heavy! Today I feel like the fact that it can't fall over is a huge advantage! What kind of TV do you have? Do you think it's a danger to your kids?
“If we just take one glance around our house, [parents can] see what safety dangers on their level these children can get into,” Holguin-Duran said.
Tougher voluntary rules have little impact like many other childhood bumps and bruises, most of the injuries related to falling furniture were minor. But 3 percent of the 264,200 children whose cases were reviewed from 1990 to 2007 were injured seriously enough to require hospital admission — most of them for head and neck injuries — and about 300 of them died.
The report “demonstrates the inadequacy of current prevention strategies and underscores the need for increased prevention efforts,” Smith said.
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