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Falling TVs Pose Danger For Children

Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 17-Dec-2009

 Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner

                                                                                                                    


Protect children from falling televisions. The AP (12/14) reported, "Studies suggest that the number of children killed or injured by falling television has risen even as more consumers replace their clunky old TVs with lighter flat screens." The CPSC "says more than 80 of the 180 furniture-related deaths from 2000 to 2006 involved televisions. And the number rose over the years."

Here’s what you can do:

  • place your TV in a location that children cannot reach
  • if wall-mounting a TV, have it done professionally, so the TV is secure to the wall
  • if in a cabinet, be sure the cabinet is sturdy and cannot tip over
  • if on a stand, secure stand to a wall or the ground, and be sure TV is secured to stand

Read instructions carefully if putting together a stand, wall-mount, cabinet, etc.  If parts are missing or damages, don’t use product. 

Be safe.

About the author:

Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 1%" of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area.  The magazine also describes him as "one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers" who specializes in personal injury matters, including product liability, medical malpractice, and automobile accident claims.  Mr. Zambri has also been named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.  

Mr. Zambri was sought after to publish a chapter regarding product liability litigation in Aspatore Books – a company that is touted as "the largest and most exclusive publisher of C-1 Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, Partner) from the world’s most respected companies and law firms."  To read Mr. Zambri’s publication, entitled "Constantly Preparing To Win", please click here.

If you have any questions about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at szambri@reganfirm.com or call him at 202-822-1899.  

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