Youth Services Law

Injuries from TVs on the Rise

A recent study published in the online journal Pediatrics found an alarming rise in injuries to children from falling televisions. No one is quite sure of the reasons for the trend, but the study speculates that more parents may be moving older televisions to less secure locations where children climb and pull the TVs over on themselves.

If you have a television in your facility, be sure that you anchor it with anti-tip mechanisms. Even if the children in your program are not toddlers prone to climb, you need to guard against accidental bumps and accidents that could dislodge the television.

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