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TV and Furniture Tip-Overs Safety for Little Kids
Kids were meant to run, jump and climb. Parents were meant to make sure they don’t get seriously injured while they’re doing it. When it comes to TVs and furniture, it’s actually much easier than you think. Here are a few simple steps to ensure that kids can play and parents don’t have to worry.
Top Safety Tips
- Assess the stability of the TVs in your home.
- Mount flat-screen TVs to the wall to prevent them from toppling off stands. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that you have a secure fit.
- If you have a large, heavy, old-style cathode ray tube (CRT) TV, place it on a low, stable piece of furniture.
- Use brackets, braces or wall straps to secure unstable or top-heavy furniture to the wall.
- Install stops on dresser drawers to prevent them from being pulled all the way out. Multiple open drawers can cause the weight to shift, making it easier for a dresser to fall.
- Keep heavier items on lower shelves or in lower drawers.
- Avoid placing remote controls, food, toys or other items in places where kids might be tempted to climb up or reach for them.