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Why Are Unsecured Soccer Goal Posts a Danger to Children?

Statistics collected by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that tip-over accidents involving unsecured soccer goals injure more than 200 children in the U.S. each year. In some cases, these accidents may also cause fatalities. Soccer goal posts are top-heavy objects that can weigh several hundred pounds. When these goals are not anchored to the ground, they can easily tip over and injure goalies or other bystanders. Unsecured soccer goals can even be toppled by a strong gust of wind. For example, a 2-year-old in Nashville, Tennessee was recently killed by a soccer goal that was toppled by wind. Gusts of wind are only one of several reasons why these accidents can happen. Are There Ways to Prevent Soccer Goal Accidents? According to the CPSC, soccer goals should remain anchored at all times, even when they are not being used during a game or practice. Soccer goals can be…
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