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Home hazard: tipping furniture, TVs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that every two weeks a child dies from a tip-over accident. Young children who climb on open dresser drawers, for instance, can cause the furniture to tip over on them, risking injury or suffocation.
     The CPSC advises that all televisions and furniture in homes be anchored. A standard followed by most manufacturers, ASTM F2057-09b, requires product testing and after a 2009 revision, also requires that tip restraint devices be included with bedroom case pieces over 30 inches in height.


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