The Hard Facts
With their tall, thin structure, flat-panel TVs are very susceptible to tipping over, which can cause property damage, personal injury or even death. As the statistics below show, tipping TVs are a big problem.
- A TV can fall with the force of thousands of pounds. That is 10 times more powerful than being hit by a NFL lineman.
- On average, one child dies every two weeks when a TV or furniture falls onto him or her.
- 2/3 of TV and furniture tip-over fatalities involve toddlers.
Source: 2014 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report “Product Instability”