Seems more and more children are getting hurt as large screen TVs - that are supposed to be attached securely to the wall - are crashing down on kids.
According to the Consumer Produce Safety Commission, unstable and unsecured TVs or large pieces of furniture kill a child every two weeks - in tip-over accidents that are preventable. Also, statistics show that 38,000 Americans head to the Emergency Room each year after similar accidents. The Commission also warns: The impact of a falling TV is like being caught between two NFL linemen colliding at full-speed—10 times.
That's why the CPSC recently launched the Anchor It! campaign to raise awareness of this growing problem and offer parents solutions.
Safety tips include:
- Buy and install low-cost anchoring devices to prevent TVs, dressers, bookcases or other furniture from tipping.
- Avoid leaving items, such as remote controls and toys, in places where kids might be tempted to climb up to reach for them.
Click here for more important suggestions from the CPSC.