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    Falling TVs are sending children to the ER every 30 mins

    http://www.today.com/health/falling-...tes-6C10679996

    The number of kids injured by a TV falling on them grew 125 percent between 1990 and 2011, according to a new study of emergency room records that calls for greater prevention efforts. Overall, more than 17,000 children under age 18 were treated each year for various TV-related injuries in ERs across the United States – that’s one child every half hour – during that time period, the study released Monday in the journal Pediatrics found.

    Between 2000 and 2011, 215 children died from injuries caused by a falling TV.
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    that is just flat out crazy


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    In 1990 most TVs were fat heavy floor models.

    Most everyone has a tv hanging on a wall in they're house now. Lots of them put up improperly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisw26308 View Post
    In 1990 most TVs were fat heavy floor models.

    Most everyone has a tv hanging on a wall in they're house now. Lots of them put up improperly.

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    The study did not differentiate between injuries caused by falling flat-screen televisions and the older, heavier cathode ray tube sets
    hhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm



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    Sounds like it would be old tube sets causing the kind of injury that would send you to the ER. I certainly couldnt see my Samsung LED flat screen doing that.

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    I just had this image of TVs falling out of the sky on top of people.....
    Trophy-licious!


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    It is crazy though, that it is so bad and yet, getting struck by lighting i assumed would be ever more dangerous


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    People need to stop raging over video games and throwing their TV out the window!

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    What the heeell...lol

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    Wow that's crazy!!
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    whatever happened to good yeel old RADIO, the whole family gathered around and enjoying a great Orson Well tale


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-The-Rave View Post
    I just had this image of TVs falling out of the sky on top of people.....
    Same here. That's why I quickly clicked on this thread.







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    wait, the same tv falls on the same kid every 30 mins??



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    Quote Originally Posted by T0PGUN View Post
    wait, the same tv falls on the same kid every 30 mins??

    Far too many repeats....boom boom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudshark View Post
    Far too many repeats....boom boom.


    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Ok... I was wrong. Happy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Shafty- View Post
    wait, the same tv falls on the same kid every 30 mins??








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