How Many Children Are Injured by Toppling Furniture?
- October 6, 2021
- Asheville Personal Injury
Home should be a safe place for all children, but appliances and furniture throughout the home pose a risk to young children. When children attempt to climb bookcases, TVs, shelves, and other furniture, these heavy items can topple, causing serious injuries and even death. So, how many children are injured by toppling furniture? The answer is too many, as furniture tip-over injuries and deaths are a national concern. According to the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), between 2017 and 2019, an estimated 11,300 children in the United States were treated in hospital emergency rooms yearly due to furniture, TV, and appliance tip-over injuries. Furniture tip-overs can occur whenever a large, heavy furniture item becomes u[...]