One major cause of personal injuries to children are tip-overs involving heavy furniture or televisions. Every year 23,000 children (under the age of 9) are rushed to the emergency room for injuries sustained from unanchored products.
Securing your furniture is cheap, easy, and could save a child’s life. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents of young children to anchor and stabilize their televisions, furniture, and appliances to prevent tip-over-related incidents. In a quest to reach a toy, TV or game remote, or other desired item, young children may use dressers and tables as climbing devices, often leading to tragic results. Manufacturers of such items have long been aware of these dangers, and are required to anticipate the environment of end-use, to help prevent these injuries.
If a family member has suffered significant personal injuries, or wrongful death, as the result of a defective product or negligence in the design or manufacture of a children’s product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.