What you need to know about TipOver Injuries and how to prevent them.
In 2019, 11,521 children visited the emergency department for injuries from furniture or TV tip-overs. That’s one child every 46 minutes. When children climb on desks, cabinets, or bookshelves, the furniture can tip over and hurt them. Younger children pull themselves up on the shelf a TV is sitting on and cause it to fall on them. Children may pull out dresser drawers and climb inside drawers to hide or climb up the drawers to get something on top of the dresser.