Super Bowl: How to prevent a watch party tragedy

Gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl means taking simple steps to prevent a tragedy.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is back to work after the partial government shutdown, announcing a recall alert and a pre-Super Bowl warning for parents and party hosts.

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The warning is for parents and Super Bowl party hosts to anchor your flat-screen television before the Big Game.

The force of a falling TV on a child is 10 times stronger than two football players colliding at full speed, according to the commission.

On average, one child dies every two weeks from a tip-over accident involving a TV or furniture.

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Make sure your TV is securely wall-mounted or place it on a sturdy TV stand anchored to the wall, using straps designed to prevent a tip-over accident.

Anchor straps sell for between $10 and $20 at retailers including, a small price to pay to prevent a big tragedy.

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission also issued a recall alert for bed rails made by Hot Mom that could entrap or suffocate young children. The Hot Mom Boom09 model under recall has a plastic perimeter and two mesh centers, and was sold exclusively at, according to the commission.

No injuries have been reported, but don’t use the bed rails and contact Hot Mom at 855-723-3893 or return them and get your money back.

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