Toppling TV injuries of kids double in 22 years

Data from US hospital emergency departments treating children for an injury associated with a TV from 1990–2011 show there were more than 380,000 cases.

The median age of injured children was three years, with 63% of injuries affecting the head and neck region.

The authors noted a rise in the number of households with multiple TVs. Older TVs may increasingly be relegated to less safe positions in the house instead of being on purpose-built stands. TV falls from chests of drawers or armoires rose 300%, the researchers noted.

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