Kids can do crazy things with their strength. Combine that with the fact that they often don’t think about or aren’t aware of the consequences and bad things can happen.
Back when our oldest was much, much smaller, we had our first ER visit. She was reaching too high in her dresser drawer and it ended up toppling over on her. Fortunately, she was okay and now we’ve bolted more furniture to the walls!
What I haven’t thought about is our TVs. It never even occurred to be that due to increasing size and new ultra thin designs, today’s flat panel TVs can easily tip over when bumped or pulled, toppling off of furniture and causing injury or even death. In fact, A 2011 US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report on flat panel TV safety revealed a child is killed every three weeks from an unsecured TV! Yes, killed! From a television falling on them. And, every 45 minutes a child visits an emergency room due to a TV tip-over related injury. Reported cases have increased almost 25% from 2006 to 2010, and over the last 10 years, injuries have increased by 31%.
SANUS, the leading designer and manufacturer of flat panel TV wall mounts, has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide to bring this information to our attention. Their hope is that by educating consumers on the risk of unsecured flat panel TV’s, SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide that the number of TV tip-over related injuries and fatalities is reduced.
Currently, one of our two TV’s sits on top of a bookshelf. It would be very easy for one of our girls to knock it over. It sits in a room behind a baby gate, but there are always accidents and we want to remedy this. Also, it is our guest room and exercise room, so it would be nice if the TV could be seen from more angles in the room.
The SANUS mounts have an easy 1, 2, 3 installation with a wall template to ensure even placement. They also share an online video walkthrough of simple installation available at any time. And there are no additional tools necessary – all required installation hardware is included in package!
If I haven’t convinced you, take a look at this video they created.
SANUS would like to offer one of your readers a complimentary flat panel SANUS TV Tilting Mount. The reader can receive a mount that fits their respective TV. *Please note that this will not include the actual installation of the equipment.
*Prize provided by SANUS. All thoughts are my own. I will be receiving and reviewing a SANUS mount in the future.