2-Year-Old Dies, Death Completely Preventable - Parents Issue Warning

A two-year-old boy in Minnesota woke up and crawled out of bed without his parents realizing it. When they found him, a nightmare ensued. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to warn parents about deadly accidents that can be prevented.

Theodore 'Ted' McGee was crushed under a dresser that toppled onto the tot. His parents didn't even hear the fall, or the scream. They thought their baby was tucked in bed and sound asleep.

What happened to Ted was not a fluke. Every 24 minutes, a child goes to the emergency room for an injury related to toppled furniture. Every two weeks, a child dies from falling furniture in their own home.

Televisions, bookshelves and tall dressers can be unstable when the center of gravity is shifted. Children bumping into furniture, pushing it or climbing on it can result in disaster.

The CPSC recommends parents install furniture anchors to prevent a tragic accident. Anchors are only a few dollars and help secure heavy furniture to the wall to prevent toppling. A few moments to secure furniture can save a family from a lifetime of grief.

Source: Little Things
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