TV Tip Overs Could Put Children's Safety at Risk

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

HARRISONBURG, Va.--- Children could be in danger if an old tube TV is not stored properly. They could be at risk of being a victim of a tip over.

Safe Kids Coalition Coordinator, Wanda Willis, said when you buy a new TV, you should never store the old one on a high piece of furniture.

She said kids can try to reach the TV and pull it over.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, TV tip overs hurt 13,000 children every year nationwide.

"A child can die, and there is usually in the United States about every three weeks there is a child that dies from pulling a piece of furniture over on themselves," said Willis.

She has not heard any cases like this in our area.

She recommends to get a cord to strap the TV. If you are not using the TV, you could also recycle it. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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