The Real TV Danger

Black, Rosemary
September 2007
Parenting;Sep2007, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p33
The article offers tips on preventing injuries to kids from toppling television sets. Television sets should not be placed on a pedestal stand because it is not stable enough to hold the weight. Instead, television sets should be placed on a low, broad-based table. Make sure the television table does not have any drawers that a child could pull out and try to stand up in.


Related Articles

  • Is your television safe and secure? HOEKSTRA, JENNIFER // Grand Rapids Family Magazine;May2012, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p13 

    The article focuses on the need of parents making sure that television is secure for the children at the home and grandmother's house. Topics discussed include televisions having a history of falling on children and causing serious injury even death. It mentions that a child in the U.S. dies...

  • The hidden threat of TV. Chillot, Rick // Prevention;Apr98, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p38 

    Mentions two studies presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America that documented injuries to young children and toddlers from large television sets that fell. How to prevent an accident.

  • Promoting children's home safety. Colver, A.F.; Hutchinson, P.J.; Judson, E.C. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);10/23/1982, Vol. 285 Issue 6349, p1177 

    Examines the effects of a national television campaign about child accident prevention on children's home safety in Newcastle, England. Initiative on health education; Importance and preventability of children's accidents; Problems of disadvantaged families.

  • HOW DO CHILDREN CLIMB OUT OF CRIBS? Ridenour, Marcella V. // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Oct2002, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p363 

    48 children between the ages of 16 and 32 mo. were observed climbing out of a crib. Each child was observed four times climbing out of the crib. All the children were able to walk independently and were less than 35 in. tall. Two different climbing patterns were identified and associated with a...

  • Anchor for Safety: TV and Furniture Tip-Over Related Deaths Not Slowing Down.  // Chicago Citizen - South Suburban Edition;11/2/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 52, p1 

    The article reports on furniture and television (TV) tip-over incidents which are considered as one of the top hidden hazards in the home. It mentions that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends parents and caregivers to inspect and anchor furniture and TV to protect young...

  • TWITTERATI.  // Multichannel News;4/2/2012, Vol. 33 Issue 14, p32 

    Tweets from Blake Oakey regarding the goodness of television (TV) having the subtitles to understand swamp people and from Geraldo Rivera concerning the ways to keep the children safe are presented.

  • Disaster-Proof Your Family. VERCELLETTO, CHRISTINA // Scholastic Parent & Child;Oct2013, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p46 

    The article discusses disaster-preparedness of interest to families. It notes that having a disaster plan helps ease the impact of a disaster. It advises families to determine the risks at their area as well as enroll in wire emergency alert services. Items to be considered in a disaster kit are...

  • Tipping standard takes hold. Russell, Thomas // Furniture/Today;6/8/2009, Vol. 33 Issue 39, p1 

    The article focuses on the new standard issued by standards development firm ASTM International for furniture safety issues in the U.S. It states that case goods companies plan to comply with the new safety standard to prevent the tipping of large case pieces, which has been a safety hazard for...

  • Learning to cruise. Durocher, Heather Johnson // Parenting;Oct2004, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p218 

    Presents tips to ensure the safety of a child when walking around the house. Removal of sharp and breakable objects; Purpose of walking bare feet; Rearrangement of furniture.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics