Dangerous Folding Tables: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:41 by admin
Mobile folding tables commonly found in school cafeterias and meeting rooms may pose a deadly threat to children. The tall heavy tables can tip-over and seriously injure or kill a child. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has received reports of several deaths and injuries to children in schools when these tables tipped over while being moved in their folded positions. The tables are about 6 feet tall and may weigh up to 350 pounds. Some of the tables have benches or seats attached. The tables are on wheels so they can be moved and then unfolded when in the desired location. Most of the accidents happened during after-school or non-school sponsored activities. The tables overturned when the wheel or bottom edge of the table apparently hit a child's foot or when the child attempted to ride on the table while it was being moved. Typically, two children were moving the table, one child pulling and the other pushing.The child pulling was the one injured or killed.

If your child has been injured or killed in one of these types of accidents, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Dangerous Furniture: Overview
  2. Breathing: Overview
  3. Broken Bones: Overview
  4. Bruises: Overview
  5. Dislocation: Overview
  6. Head & Brain Injury
  7. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  8. Mouth & Dental Disorders: Overview
  9. Scars: Overview
  10. Spinal Cord Injury
  11. Wounds: Overview
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