According to a new report from CPSC, 450 children have died from tipped furniture or a falling television since 2000, and an estimated 14,000 children have been injured and treated at an emergency department due to tip-over incidents each year from 2015-2017:
Nearly 40 kids a day are injured by tip-over incidents, and on average, 2 to 3 kids die each month.
91% of furniture tip-over fatalities occur in the home.
Anchoring is critically important for families with toddlers between the ages of 1 and 3.5; nearly 70% of child tip-over fatalities involve this age group.
The most important room to safeguard is the bedroom; 46% of tip-over fatalities occur in a bedroom.
46% of tip-over fatalities occur in a bedroom.
Anchoring is critical for families with toddlers ages 1 to 3.5; nearly 70% of child tip-over fatalities involve this age group.
Anchor It! Campaign
CPSC launched the Anchor It! campaign in 2015 to educate parents and caregivers about tip-over dangers in the home and to urge simple, low-cost action to prevent these tragedies.
2/3 of TV and furniture tip-over fatalities involve toddlers.
A TV can fall with the force of thousands of pounds. That is 10 times more powerful than being hit by a NFL lineman.
Every 17 minutes someone in the U.S. is injured by furniture tip-over.
On average, one child dies every 10 days when a TV or furniture falls onto him or her.
The majority of tip-over incidents result in head injuries.
An estimated annual average of 15,600 emergency department-treated injuries are associated with TV or furniture tip-overs.