SANUS recently reached out to me with their SANUS and Safe Kids worldwide initiative to help spread the
word about unsecured TV’s and children and provided my family with a SANUS TV mount to facilitate this post.
My mom told me when I was older that when I was two years old (a time before all these child-proofing gadgets we luckily have today) I had pulled out the drawers of my dresser and climbed up them. She heard a BOOM! and ran to the bedroom to find me under my huge wood dresser. I swear I must have had an angel looking over me that day because I didn’t have a scratch on me. Sadly, it doesn’t usually turn out that way and fortunately in this day and age we can childproof our homes to prevent it from happening.
Flat panel TVs are getting larger, and skinnier making it easy for children to tip them over and get hurt.
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
- Every 45 minutes a child visits an emergency room due to a TV tip-over related injury
- Between 2000 and 2011, 215 fatalities have resulted from TV tip-over
- An estimated 17,000 people each year, the majority of which are children, are treated for injuries from TV tip-overs
These are HUGE numbers. Please don’t let your children be a victim of this. I myself need to mount the TV in our bedroom.
One of our favorite things to do as a family is have family movie nights. We have two flat panel televisions, one in our family room and one in our master bedroom. Yep, that’s right, a flat panel in our bedroom it seems a bit much and maybe it is but I love relaxing in bed and watching a movie at the end of the day and there may or may not be a glass of wine involved 🙂
But seriously, back to this VERY serious issue.
Bringing this risk to the forefront, SANUS, the leading designer and manufacturer of flat panel TV wall mounts, has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide. By educating consumers on the risk of unsecured flat panel TV’s, SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide offer safe solutions for families across the nation by reducing TV tip-over related injuries and fatalities.
SANUS TV Mounting Tips:
Easy 1, 2, 3 installation with a wall template to ensure even placement
Online video walkthrough of simple installation available at any time
No additional tools necessary – all required installation hardware is included in package
Live customer support available 6 days a week
This short video illustrates the importance of properly mounting your T.V.
My heart skipped a beat watching that TV falling. Mounting a flat screen will prevent televisions from tipping, they are easy to install and well worth the extra money.
Prevent this horrible tragedy from occuring in your family and safely mount your flat panel TV.
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