Televisions, Furniture and Appliances (TFA) versus Terrorists (TFA is winning)

Holiday concerns in the United States should be focused on unstable televisions, furniture and appliances (TFA) rather than terrorists.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports:

…injuries and fatalities associated with television, furniture, and appliance product instability or tip-over.

Of the estimated annual average of 38,000 emergency department-treated injuries (2011–2013) and the 430 reported fatalities occurring between 2000 and 2013 associated with tip-overs, staff noted the following:

Breakdown by victim (image to replicate the formatting):


While all levels of government spend $billions on hunting terrorists in the United States and coming up dry, You Are Safer Than You Think, we know that televisions, furniture and appliances are injuring and killing far more U.S. citizens than terrorists.

Spend a few extra dollars this holiday season and insure the stability of televisions, furniture and appliances, new or old in your home. That expenditure will increase your safety measurably more than the $billion billions being spent by the government on terrorists they can’t seem to find.

Until after the fact of a terrorist attack that is.

Chart and data from: Product Instability or Tip-Over Injuries and Fatalities Associated with Televisions, Furniture, and Appliances: 2014 Report.

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