Cell Phones: Safe. TV Sets: Killers
from the 2-days-without-an-accident dept
We've noted before how often the media writes "(insert technology here) can kill" stories, so you can imagine what we expected from the headline "Doctors: TVs can be deadly for kids". Looks like it's pretty spot on, though, as it's nothing decrying moral problem or psychological ones, but rather the dangers posed by falling TV sets to children. The "problem" is apparently that traditional tube sets are heavily weighted towards the front (a big surprise to anybody that's ever moved one), and kids climbing on them or the furniture on which they rest easily knock them over. The doctors behind this study say that TV should be secured with straps to prevent them from falling over, and that they should feature warning labels warning parents of the danger. Neither's a bad idea, as such, but we can't help but wonder how long it will be before some politician jumps on the idea to try to pass a law "for the children".