With children visiting the emergency room from injuries in the home every day, it’s important for parents to be aware of the risks that their household items create…
1.) Unsecured TV’s- These are extremely heavy and most often within the reach of curious toddlers. They can easily be pulled down and have caused serious injury or death. You can mount a television unit to the wall or have securing straps to ensure that the TV does not fall on your child.
2.) Complex Stairs- Many homes have complex stairs like spirals, open tread, or wooden and slippery. These present risk factors for children falling either going up or down them.
3.) Heated towel rails- These rails can be a burn hazard, especially for toddler affected children who like to hold on to things to pull themselves up.
4.) Book shelves and storage units unsecured- storage often seems to be a problem and while there are cheap and easy shelving units available, they are not always stable.
If you or someone you know has a child who has been injured by one of child accidents listed above you need information. Contact our Ohio child accident attorneys at toll free 800.637.8170 to request your FREE copy of Little Kids, Big Accidents: The Ultimate Guide to Child Injury Cases in Ohio. Our toll free 800 number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have six locations throughout Northwest Ohio where we can meet with you to discuss your case in a free consultation.