Home Health Parents News Now Falling TVs Increasingly Injure Kids Falling TVs Increasingly Injure Kids By Holly Lebowitz Rossi July 24, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_144588260 30427 More than half of the injuries were caused by falling TVs, another 38 percent were caused by children running into the units and about 9 percent were caused by other situations, including televisions being moved from one location to another. The majority of the injuries were to boys and about 64 percent of the injuries were to children less than five years old. Two-year olds were the age group most likely to be hurt. There were six deaths. The head and neck area was the most common site of injury, and cuts, bruises and concussions the most common types of injury. The overall rate of TV-related injuries held steady at about 17,000 per year over the 22-year period. The percentage of injuries related to "striking" TVs fell dramatically over time, however, while the rate of injuries caused by falling TVs doubled from about 1 per 10,000 children in 1990 to about 2 per 10,000 children in 2011. Image: Television and family, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Falling TVs Increasingly Injure Kids Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.