Study finds toppling large televisions injuring more children

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Study Finds Toppling Large Televisions Injuring More Children


A recent research paper focused on the number of child injuries related to the increased presence of larger televisions around the world.

Combing through nearly 30 studies performed in 7 different countries revealed that falling televisions caused harm to tens of thousands of youngsters.

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Toronto-based team of researchers discovered toddlers are a particularly high-risk group, sustaining head and neck injuries in astounding numbers.

Due to their small stature, there is a greater risk that when the television falls, the head will be the first part of the body to get hit.

Many of the accidents were preceded by the child colliding with or attempting to climb the piece of furniture serving as a base -- thus, recommended preventative measures include securing the television to the wall.

Tethers, anchors, and L brackets are a few of the inexpensive and readily available means suggested.

It's also advised that large screens be placed on lower furniture instead of pieces that are tall, or too small and unstable.

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