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Keeping Children Safe from Household Furniture Injuries

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From time to time, we get called concerning children who have been injured by falling furniture. Parents need to always be vigilant. Especially, if very small children are around.

The Minneapolis Tribune provided a number of great tips to prevent injuries:

• Put TVs on stands that are low to the ground. Consider attaching them to the wall with safety straps or even Velcro.

• Avoid putting tempting items, such as toys, on top of furniture. Kids might try to climb up to retrieve them.

• When buying new furniture, select pieces with wide legs or solid bases.

• Install drawer stops that prevent drawers from pulling all the way out and falling on little toes.

• Put heavy items on shelves lower to the ground to prevent tipping.

Each parent or adult who has children around should review this list and make sure each child is safe.