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Moms In Motion: Holiday Safety Tips

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On Tuesday, millions of kids across our country will wake up to presents under the Christmas tree.

But a new report is warning parents of the dangers of some items when it comes to the safety of your children.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging parents of young children to watch out for falling appliances.

A new report shows 349 consumers, 84 percent children, were killed between 2000 and 2011 when TVs, furniture, or appliances toppled over onto them.

In fact, 2011 had the highest one year number of fatalities reported.

Some reports are saying the transition to flat screen televisions is the cause.

Many people move their older and heavier TVs into other rooms in the house, without the proper stand or anchoring device.

So after the presents are unwrapped and the tinsel tucked away, make sure you anchor and stabilize your new items securely in order to have a merry and safe Christmas.

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