Furniture tipover accidents dangerous, potentially deadly to children

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New numbers show 14,000 children went to the E-R between 2015 and 2017 after being injured in tip over accidents involving furniture and TVs.  And in some cases those accidents were deadly.

New data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission found nearly 40 children are injured every day in these type of accidents. Since the year 2000, 450 have been killed.

The CPSC is pushing parents to anchor all furniture, TV and appliances to the wall. The anchors can be found at hardware stores.

It’s not just children – around 14-thousand adults and seniors were also injured in tip over accidents from 2015 to 2017.

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