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Household Stoves Could Tip Over And Kill

(KHNL) - The stove in your kitchen could be dangerous even when it's not on.  In fact the danger has nothing to do with heat.  Instead, your stove could be at risk for tipping over.

Consumer safety experts say at least 100 children and senior citizens were either crushed, burned or scalded by their own stoves.

An estimated 20 million stoves were made and sold in the U.S., without the required safety brackets.   Therefore, the stoves can fall or tip over.

Consumer safety groups claim manufacturers and retailers have been aware of the problem for decades but, still did not install the necessary brackets. Consumer advocates now want manufacturers to retrofit all stoves in the U.S. with the anti-tip brackets.

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