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Tyson’s tot accidentally strangled

Yes, I very much wanted to ignore the Mike Tyson story that’s all over the Internet because, basically, he’s a jerk.

But I still feel for him once I read what happened.

His 4-year-old daughter is fighting for life after being strangled by a cord hanging from the family’s treadmill, according to a report in the Arizona Republic.

4-year-old daughter of boxer Mike Tyson critically injured

Boxer Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter was in extremely critical condition at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Monday night after police said she was found with a cord or rope around her neck.

Police said they believe the girl was playing near some exercise equipment in an activity room Monday when she accidentally got tangled in a cord or rope hanging from a treadmill. The case is being treated as an accident.

Police said they think the girl’s 7-year-old brother was watching television and her mother was busy cleaning in another room when the incident happened. Read story: www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2009/05/25/20090525hanging0525-ON.html

Take this as a cautionary tale.

Our homes may have more dangers than we think, even though we may chuckle at the warning label attached to venetian blind cords that say they are hazardous.

Another caution is to always know what your youngsters are doing.

More kids have also been taken to the emergency room after being crushed by large furniture, TVs and entertainment units.

Read story: blogs.findlaw.com/injured/2009/05/kids-injuries-from-falling-tvs-furniture-the-problem-and-prevention-tips.html


Have you discovered any hidden – or obvious – dangers in the home?

How do you make your house safe for kids?

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