The number of Dayton-area children suffering broken bones, lacerations and other injuries from tipped over flat-panel televisions has spiked dramatically over the past several years, including a serious accident that sent a German Twp. woman’s twin toddlers to the emergency room earlier this year.
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By the numbers:
- Nationally, there were a total of 12,801 TV tip-over injuries in 2011, representing a 31 percent increase in TV tip-over injuries over the past 10 years.
- A child dies from a TV tip-over every three weeks.
- Seven out of 10 children injured by TV tip-overs are 5 or younger.
- A child visits the emergency room every 45 minutes as a result of a TV tipping over.
- Only about a quarter of adults take action to secure their TVs.
Source: Safe Kids Worldwide