Parents are being reminded to check for potential dangers around the home, after a two-year-old girl was crushed to death by a television yesterday afternoon.

It is understood the girl was trying to climb the cabinet.

It is the second time a child has died in WA from a toppling television in the past four months.

A five-year-old boy

Kidsafe's Scott Phillips says parents should ensure their televisions are secured to the wall, and check for any other hazards around the house.

"It's really another tragic reminder to all of us, how many dangers exist in our homes, particularly for little ones," he said.

"We're seeing 15,000 to 16,000 children a year at Princess Margaret hospital for injuries that were unexpected and 40 per cent of those were in their own home.

"If you look now, most of the manufacturers of cabinets and of TVs are doing things to stop them tipping, but they all mostly come with TV straps always to secure them to the wall.

"And the cabinet they sit on - it's important that that's secured to the wall also."

Mr Phillips also warned parents not to become complacent.

"We're getting busier and busier and we've got a busy environment with more happening.

"More working parents, we've got more things around us and it's just taking that time to just check.

"I think we'll all check our house tonight, just to see what could topple and think of yourself as a half a metre tall person walking around looking up."


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