HealthDay News reports that more than 17,000 children are treated in U.S. emergency departments each year for injuries from a toppling TV, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
With TVs the star attraction in many homes on game day, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center shared the following safety tips:
- Place TVs on low, stable pieces of furniture and install safety anchors and anti-tip devices on all TVs not mounted to the wall.
- Never place remote controls or toys on top of TVs because children might try to climb and reach them. It’s also important to keep TV cords out of reach so children can’t pull on them.
- Recycle any old TVs no longer in use.