By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 at 11:47 am in Health & Safety.
Tragic news about Mike Tyson‘s 4-year-old daughter, Exodus, who died in a bizarre treadmill accident yesterday. Investigators believe Exodus’ neck became entangled in the loop of a cord hanging from exercise equipment at home. She either slipped or deliberately stuck her head through the loop, without realizing the danger, police said.
Every few weeks, the Consumer Product Safety folks send out a recall notice about window shades with dangling loops, sweatshirts with dangling loops, and assorted other products whose loops dangle, and we roll our eyes and say, what, someone’s going to stick their head through that? But kids do. So take a moment today to send kind thoughts toward the Tyson family, then stroll through your home and look for potential hazards.