Debbie Deming: on Furniture Tipping
moving the podcast – interview from May 20, 2014
Episode 26. Debbie and I talk about the startlingly high number of children who are killed or injured by furniture tipping over on them. Debbie shares her personal story of loss, and talks about the organization she and her husband founded to prevent other people from losing the children they love.
“It just didn’t feel right to live with that knowledge and let other parents who don’t know the dangers just go about their life, and just hope that they’re not the next ones.”
0:00 ~ Safe and Sound with Amaya
4:00 ~ an accident waiting to happen
9:55 ~ we don’t see the danger
14:35 ~ tipping is totally preventable
19:10 ~ hot pink pinkies
24:10 ~ a difficult thing to live with
28:15 ~ Why not protect your kids?
Connect with Debbie:
at Safe and Sound with Amaya
The Tipping Point – Consumer Product Safety Commission Report
Safe Kids Coalition
National Head Start Association
Article on Syracuse.com
Huffington Post Article
A friend told me just the other day about a couple she knew who lost their two year old to this very thing. So tragic.
Very very sad. I heard of it the first time over 20 years ago and then never thought of it again, even after I had nephews and nieces. It’s a shame it’s not as widely known as child safety locks and things like that. And so sad how many parents don’t want to put holes in the walls – they think it won’t happen to them.