OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Furniture and television tip-overs can cause significant injuries, especially to small children.Injury prevention and consumer product safety are priorities for Health Canada. That is why Canada is pleased to lead the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) campaign to promote awareness of
Each year in Canada, there are multiple incidents involving furniture or televisions that tip over onto children. These incidents can cause serious head and internal injuries, suffocation and even death. More than 70% of the reported television tip-over incidents in Canada involve children between 1 and 3 years of age.
There are many things you can do to prevent furniture tip-overs in your home:
The Government of Canada is working with partners to raise awareness of the safety risk posed by furniture and television tip-overs. I strongly encourage Canadians to visit the Canada.ca website to learn more about simple actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of injury from tip-overs.
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SOURCE Health Canada
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