Reuters reports that a study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics suggests that toddlers and small children may be killed or severely injured when flat-screen televisions fall over. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after examining data from 29 studies.
The CBS News website reports that falling televisions can cause “severe head and neck injuries,” as well as “fractures.”
The majority of such “injuries occur when toddlers climb onto furniture to retrieve objects such as toys, or when they bump into unstable TV stands, causing the” televisions to fall over onto them.
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