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It is officially Super Bowl season and for many that also translates to TV buying season. According to a forthcoming study from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, more consumers report buying televisions specifically for watching the Super Bowl than for any other sporting event – almost three times that of the World Series or NBA Finals. As consumers nationwide score deals on TV sales, new research from CPSC suggests that there are some very important steps to take (…)

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The Tragic Truth

In December 2012, we posted an OnSafety blog, warning of furniture, television and appliance-related tip-over incidents. At that time, CPSC reported nearly 350 deaths, most involving young children. Since then, more than 80 people have died when a dresser, TV, bookcase, table, appliance or other large item tipped over and fell on them. A new report from our staff indicates that 430 tragic deaths occurred between 2000 and 2013, and an estimated 38,000 annual (…)

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Every other week, a child dies in the U.S. when a television, a piece of furniture or an appliance falls on him or her. In Chicago alone, media has reported that since October four children have died and one has been seriously injured from televisions falling on them.

These deaths are preventable! We want to talk with you about simple, inexpensive ways that you can childproof your televisions and furniture. We’re talking practical solutions for your home that can save your child’s life.

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