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Falling furiture dangers | khou.com

A report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission shows each year between 2019 to 2021, emergency rooms treated more than 19,000 people for falling furniture.

New data released shows how many people, mostly children, are injured or killed by furniture that tips over on them.

The latest report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission shows each year between 2019 to 2021, emergency rooms treated more than 19,000 people for falling furniture. Between 2000 to 2021, nearly 600 deaths were reported.

“Kids are going to be kids,” said Alex Hoehn-Saric, the chair of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. “They’re going

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Furniture tip-over accidents declining, but parents need to be more aware

The Consumer Product Safety Commission released updated data on Thursday indicating that the number of injuries and deaths involving furniture and television tip-overs continues to decline.

The new data indicate that 17,700 injuries required a visit to the emergency room in 2021, down from 18,100 in 2020 and 22,400 the year before. The numbers also indicate the number of such injuries has been cut in half since 2014.

When talking to parents about tip-overs, Kimberly Amato, vice chair of Parents Against Tip-Overs, says using personal stories about past incidents resonates with parents more than the statistics. She conveys to them

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