Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers: Prevent Furniture Tip-Over Accidents

The danger of falling TVs, appliances and other furniture is one of the top hidden hazards in the home, especially for children under the age of 10. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), unstable and unsecured TVs and large pieces of furniture send a child to the emergency room every 24 minutes. Although many reported incidents involve minor injuries, over half cause catastrophic skull fractures, intracranial bleeding and other neurological problems. Tragically, many of these injuries result in death. The CSPC estimates that, on average, one child is killed every two weeks in tip-over accidents that are easily preventable. This summer, the CSPC launched the “Anchor it!” campaign to raise public awareness of the serious danger that unsecured TVs and furniture pose to children. The campaign was launched less than two months before IKEA admitted a design flaw in their Malm-style dressers made them prone to tipping over. Rather than recall the product, the compan

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