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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
- Reported cases have increased almost 25% from 2006 to 2010, and over the last 10 years, injuries have increased by 31%
When I really think about it how could I not have realized? I’m pretty sure our living room T.V actually weighs more than I do and it’s weight and size is supported only by a small stand, resting upon the T.V stand. I’m always yelling “watch out for the T.V!” because despite it's weight, the size and shape of the television often leave it wobbling. I even fear it will fall on one of our dogs.
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.
Thanks to SANUS, we will be mounting our family T.V in the living room shortly and will continue to work on getting our additional T.V's mounted. With SANUS TV Mounts, mounting a T.V couldn't be simpler.
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
I'll of course be keeping you up-to-date with how we do getting the TVs mounted and how simple it is. But in the mean time I would love to know if you've chosen to mount your flat panel television and/or what measure you take to secure the televisions in your home?