Latest Nanny Worry: Televisions Falling on Children

200,000 incidents in the US over 20 years. Panic!


Falling television sets have injured nearly 200,000 children in the US over 20 years, a study has found.

Most injuries were not serious, and only 2.6% required hospital admission, the study in the journal Pediatrics says.

But the injury rate has climbed substantially for these accidents, it says.

Researchers say changes in the location of TV sets in the home may be responsible for the figure