Unsecured TVs are dangerous! Don't wait until it's too late.

April 5, 2016

 

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WA toddler told not to climb on TV before death

 

A mother left her two-year-old daughter alone for 10 minutes watching SpongeBob SquarePants on television but rushed back into the room when she heard a loud thud and the toddler screaming.

Jasmine Lilian Cammilleri was lying on her back with the 37-inch LED television crushing her chest, having pulled the unsecured appliance down after climbing onto the cabinet.

An ambulance was called and Jasmine was rushed to hospital where she died that day in February 2013.

 

The West Australian Coroner is now investigating what information was provided to the family when they purchased the television and the inquest aims to raise awareness about the dangers of unsecured apparatus around children.

Megan Cammilleri, who has two older children, told the coroner on Tuesday that her daughter was full of life, always happy and "the kind of child you dream about having".

Jasmine was "not afraid of anything" but had been told not to climb on the cabinet and other furniture, Ms Cammilleri said.

She said the toddler liked to sit close to the 15.8kg television and started climbing on the cabinet a couple of months before the accident, so Ms Cammilleri pushed the television further inside.

But Ms Cammilleri said she thought the television was "light weight" and did not realise the risk to her child's safety by not having it secured.

She said when the family purchased the television in 2010, she thought using straps to fix it to a structure was more about aesthetics and decided "we'll do it later".

 

Ms Cammilleri never read the manual and suggested more could be done to ensure consumers understood the safety issues because many people did not read manuals.

 

Counsel assisting the coroner Kate Ellson said the instruction manual contained a warning, recommending the television be attached to a floor, wall or desk to prevent it falling.

There are also non-mandatory Australian standards related to the safety requirements of electronic apparatus, which requires items weighing seven kilograms or more to have adequate stability.

 

The inquest continues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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