TVs are injuring kids at higher rates; study says flat-screens are to blame Published: July 22, 2013

Television sets injure one child every 30 minutes in America, and the rate of emergency room visits is increasing with the popularity of flat-screen TVs, according to a new study. reports just over half (52 percent) of all TV injuries for those under 18 from 1990 to 2011 were due to the equipment falling and hitting the patient.

The number of falling TV injuries was 5,455 in 1990, but that more than doubled to 12,300 in 2011, MSN reports.

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