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    Default Tipping Stove Kills Toddler In LV

    You have to wonder if an anti-tip device would have saved the life of this child:

    Falling stove kills toddler in Las Vegas

    Police say an 18-month-old child has died after a stove fell on him.

    . . .

    He says the boy opened the oven door, which somehow caused the stove to tumble over and crush him.

    . . .


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    Default Re: Tipping Stove Kills Toddler In LV

    And realtors and buyers still snicker when I point this out.

    "It takes a big man to cry. It takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man". - Jack Handey

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    Default Re: Tipping Stove Kills Toddler In LV

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Breedlove View Post
    You have to wonder if an anti-tip device would have saved the life of this child:

    Falling stove kills toddler in Las Vegas
    No doubt about it. Thanks, Bruce.

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    Default Re: Tipping Stove Kills Toddler In LV

    I have performed over 4,000 inspections in the last 12 years
    and I have pointed this out on each applicable stove.

    Every time I do it realtors roll their collective eyes.
    And I always say - If this info prevents one child from getting burned,
    or injured, them I have done my job.

    I like to think of home inspectors as emergency responders - that
    show up before the fire.

    What could possibly be more disheartening that the death of a toddler!

    I'm sad.

    mf

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    Real Estate Inspector

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    Default Re: Tipping Stove Kills Toddler In LV

    This is the thread I was looking for

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Tipping Stove Kills Toddler In LV

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Breedlove View Post
    You have to wonder if an anti-tip device would have saved the life of this child:

    Falling stove kills toddler in Las Vegas
    Remember and heed

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Tipping Stove Kills Toddler In LV

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Remember and heed
    Rick,

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    Default Re: Tipping Stove Kills Toddler In LV

    The story is from 2010. Not much info in it. Nothing about the age or model of the stove.

    The Associated Press
    Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 | 3:40 a.m.
    Police say an 18-month-old child has died after a stove fell on him.
    Lt. Ted Snodgrass says it happened about 2:40 p.m. Sunday at a home on East Charleston
    Boulevard.
    He says the boy opened the oven door, which somehow caused the stove to tumble over and
    crush him.
    The boy was taken to University Medical Center's pediatric ward, where he was pronounced
    dead.
    Snodgrass says it's still unclear who was supervising the young boy.
    Detectives from police abuse and neglect detail and officials from Child Protective Services are
    investigating.


    I constantly call out missing anti-tip devices. From 1980 through 2008, CPSC staff is aware of 38 fatalities associated with range tipovers. In 2011, the standards for oven doors were modified to make ovens more tip resistant, but anti-tip devices are still required.

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