We are encouraging parents and caregivers to recycle heavier, box-style, cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions, which can be hazards for children if not placed on a low, stable piece of furniture.
I was 30 when I gave myself a concussion by pulling a TV onto my head. I’d be willing to bet that this doesn’t happen to many adults (unless they are generally clumsy humans, like me).
But did you know that in the past 10 years, a child has visited the emergency room every 45 minutes because of a TV tipping over? And unfortunately, these preventable injuries can sometimes be fatal.
In 2009, poison control centers reported more than 3,551 cases of carbon monoxide exposure in children 19 and under.
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