Big TV's Growing Threat To Children

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Large TV sets are turning into a growing danger for small children, especially those that are not secured properly.

A Florida family learned the tragic way, when their four-year-old daughter was killed when their TV set fell off the stand.

A recent article in the Clinical Pediatricians Journal says that in 2007, nearly 17,000 children were rushed to the hospital when heavy furniture fell on them.

Experts say it's 'tricky' to install a big TV properly on your own, and recommend professional installation as the best option.

They say if you do insist on installing your TV on your own; make sure you anchor it in to a stud in the wall, and if you use a TV stand, make absolutely sure it cannot tip over.

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