Televisions & Your Child: The Shocking New Danger
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More than 17,000 children are treated annually for television-related injuries, and at least one child is sent to the emergency room every half hour, according to a study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition, police in San Antonio recently reported that a child died after a television accidentally fell on him.
The reason for the accidents? Flat-screen televisions have mostly taken the place of its larger, bulkier, heavier predecessors. The problem is the since these new televisions are lighter, it’s easier for them to tip over.