MEDIA ADVISORY: Feb. 2 - Live Demo for National TV Safety Day (just in time for Super Bowl Sunday)

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
February 1, 2017

Four local children have died from TVs tipping over.

 

It’s shocking. At least four children from Palm Beach and Martin counties have died in the last 15 years from injuries they suffered when a television fell on them.

That’s why National TV Safety Day, February 4, is so important. National TV Safety Day is a day before the Super Bowl. An estimated 9 percent of Americans will buy a new television in the weeks leading up to the game, according to a recent survey.

Every hour in the United States, a child is taken to an emergency room for an injury resulting from a tipped-over television.

For more facts about TV tipovers, and information on how to keep children safe, click here.

Please join Safe Kids Palm Beach County, Riviera Beach Fire-Rescue and Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County for a live demonstration involving a 36-inch television. It will be:

 

10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 2

Riviera Beach Fire Station #4

7501 Military Trail, Riviera Beach

 

In addition to the live demonstration, Safe Kids Director Kelly Powell will speak as well as a Riviera Beach Fire-Rescue employee who responded to a non-fatal call involving a TV tip-over.

The demonstration is part of the What If? child safety initiative of Safe Kids Palm Beach County and Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. The campaign provides parents and caregivers with vital, life-saving information that protects children in the home and in the community.

If you have any questions, please call Kelly Powell at 561-312-3770.

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About Safe Kids Palm Beach County

Safe Kids Palm Beach County works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Palm Beach County is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Palm Beach County was founded in 1988 and is led by Community Partners. For more information, visit www.safekids.org.

About Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County is a special-purpose government established by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 – provides leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county's children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong. For more information, visit www.cscpbc.org or contact Jon Burstein at 561-374-7616 or jon.burstein@cscpbc.org

 

 

 
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