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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

Glass Tables - A Hidden Danger

By October 14, 2009

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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.

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Comments
October 28, 2009 at 7:46 pm
(1) M&W Insulated Glass says:

There are several options available to strengthen the glass. One very practical solution is to place a cheap film over the top of the glass. This will be practically invisible, prevent scratches and also prevent the glass from shattering when broken.

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