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Why Child Proof?

TV/Furniture tip‐overs


  • Every 24 minutes a child in the U.S. is injured as a result of a TV 

or furniture tip-over incident.

  • 2/3 of TV and furniture tip-over fatalities involve toddlers.

  • 42% of tip-over fatalities occur in a bedroom

  • 12,800 kids aged 19 and under were seen in emergency

departments​ for injuries caused by televisions tipping over in 2011.

  • Because of its weight, a 36‐inch CRT television falling three feet creates

the same momentum as a 1‐year‐old child falling 10 stories.

  • Approximately $8.34 million is spent in medical costs each year to treat

children aged 19 and under in emergency departments for injuries from TV tip‐overs.




  • Nearly 100,000 children younger than 5 are sent

to the emergency room annually for falling down the stairs.

  • Overall, 2.7% of children who fell down stairs were hospitalized.

  • Nearly 3/4 of all children had injuries to the head and neck region.

  • The risk of a child being injured as a result of a fall at home is

twice the risk as at child‐care.


  • The National Safety Council estimates 300,000 injuries are

caused by doors every year.

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 44,676 injuries in one year to fingers, hands, and wrists of children under 14.



  • Annually 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns.

  • Nearly one-third of these injuries are the result of small children

placing ordinary household objects into the outlets.

  • Hairpins, keys,  and fingers are the top three items inserted into

outlets by a child. 

  • 2-4 year olds are able to remove plastic outlet caps within 10 seconds.



  • In 2009, 30% of children 1-4 years old who died from an

unintentional injury drowned.

  • For children most drownings occur in pools at home

  • Among children aged 1-14, fatal drowning remains the

second-leading cause of death- behind motor vehicle


  • A four-sided isolation fence surrounding the pool reduces a

child’s risk of drowning by 83%.

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