Consumer Reports magazine and an article in Pediatric Emergency Care first alerted parents to the dangers of glass-topped tables last March. They had found that there were almost 20,000 injuries a year caused by glass-topped tables breaking when children fall or climb on top of them.
The recent case of a five-year old in Phoenix, who fell onto a glass-topped table and the broken glass punctured a lung and her liver. Fortunately, she will make a full recovery, but many other children do not.
Instead of regular glass-topped tables, be sure to get a table made of tempered glass or don't get a glass-topped tables and avoid this hidden danger all together.