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From press releases about the newest CPSC TV and furniture tip-over research reports to national news coverage discussing the issue, the campaign Newsroom provides a wealth of news and information about tip-overs and prevention for parents/caregivers, reporters and our Anchor It! Advocates.

TVs tip over on toddlers with surprising frequency, causing injuries and deaths

30 Jan | Washington Post

It’s not your imagination — Americans buy nearly three times as many televisions before the Super Bowl as they do before any other sporting event (the World Series is second, the NBA Finals third), according to the Consumer Electronics Association.

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A Game Plan to Prevent TV/Furniture Tip-Over Deaths and Injuries

28 Jan | CPSC Blog

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 –…

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Warns About Danger to Children From Unsecured TVs

28 Jan | New York Times

As football fans rush to buy televisions before Sunday’s Super Bowl game, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents to properly secure their electronics, especially big-screen TVs

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Super Bowl Prep Tip: Check Your TV for Safety

27 Jan | Huffington Post

January 31, the day before the Super Bowl, is National TV Safety Day. It’s an important day for parents, grandparents and anyone who has kids in their homes, because checking your TV matters.Unfortunately, injuries and deaths from television tip-overs happen far too often.

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TVS – TIPPING THE SCALE TO SAFETY: A look into falling TV dynamics and incidents

26 Jan | CPSC

A TV, furniture, or appliance toppling over and crushing a child happens far too often. These incidents can be prevented. An estimated annual average of 38,000 emergency department-treated injuries (2011–2013) and 430 reported fatalities associated with TV, furniture, and appliance tipovers occurred between 2000 and…

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