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Title: TV Tip-Overs
Post by: Mac on July 30, 2013, 08:36:54 am
I honestly have never put thought into this a safety risk.

Child Injuries from TV Tip-Overs Increasing in the US

A new study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics was published this week that calls attention to the dangers of TV tip-overs. TV mount manufacturer Sanus supports the study's senior author, Dr. Gary Smith, in his lead to take action via TV mounting, against this increasing problem. According to the study, more than 17,000 children - one every 30 minutes - are treated in emergency rooms across the country for TV related injuries every year. The rate of children hurt from TVs tipping over has nearly doubled in two decades.
Title: Re: TV Tip-Overs
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 30, 2013, 08:49:54 am
This doesn't surprise me in the least. With CRT TV's a thing of the past, that leaves nothing but the Slim TV's that have nothing but a small base for it's support and is easily able to topple over with the slightest tug from a child. Sad, but true.
Title: Re: TV Tip-Overs
Post by: Neumatic on July 30, 2013, 06:09:00 pm
The bug TV in the living room... don't have much confidence in the foot that comes with it.  They really need to design a TV that can stand on its' own WITHOUT a stick-on base, you know?