Authorities are investigating the death of a 23-month-old child in what is being called a "terrible accident," according to the Stark County Coroner's Office.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission looked at tip-over fatalities from 2000 to 2015. Of nearly 500 people killed in the 15 year period, 84% were children, one month to 14 years. Of them, 64% were killed by a falling TV or TV stand, 29% died from falling furniture like a dresser and 7% died from a falling appliance, like an oven.
CPSC launched its “Anchor It” campaign in 2015 to prevent television and furniture tip-overs from killing or seriously injuring children.
The CPSC describes television and furniture tip-overs as one of the top hidden hazards in the home.