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Prevent Injuries From Tipping Furniture

Here’s a great reminder from the American College of Emergency Physicians.  It’s a snippet from their recent blog post:

Prevent Tipping Furniture From Injuring or Killing Young Children

The nation’s emergency physicians handle tragic situations too often, but few things are more upsetting than the sudden death of a child — killed by a piece of a furniture, appliance or a television falling on them. 

“It can happen in a matter of seconds probably in anyone’s home,” said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. “Every parent or guardian of a young child should look around their homes and imagine what could tip over, fall off walls and injure a child.  Imagining it is better than it becoming a reality.”

Click here for the rest of the article and a suggested list of ways to protect your kids and make your home safe.