Friday, July 19, 2013

Flat Panel TV Safety and SANUS Mounts

SANUS Wall Mounts
Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for sharing with you an informational post. All opinions are my own and were in no way influenced.
Unsecured TVs have always posed a risk to children and contrary to the belief of some new slimmer designs have not made unsecured T.V’s any safer. I admit, while I was always very aware of our big box TVs, somehow I equated slimmer television designs to being safer and I guess I wasn’t alone. Most parents are actually unaware of the safety risks that flat panel TVs pose for kids. 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.

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?


Karen Glatt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am shocked by the statistics that a child is killed every 3 weeks from a unsecure TV. That is so sad. American's need to make sure that there TV is secure, and they should go out and by the Sanus safety mounts!

Sandy VanHoey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We haven't yet but I think everyone with kids should have one. They climb, pull, etc and I have heard of too many accidents where a child has been injured or killed by a tv, dresser, etc. falling on them. My daughters friend lost one of her twins this way as the child climbed up a dresser and it fell on him. So very sad!

NTRage03 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

technology today is very easy and makes us feel more comfortable :D

Dennis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Interesting stats. Our flat screen TV is large and very heavy. I can see now how these TV's are accidents waiting to happen. And it is children that are the ones getting hurt or killed by them. Everyone needs to "lock-down" their TV's.

Mer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those are some scary stats! I'm glad there are some options for securing tvs, but don't forget about furniture as well. Children can climb on drawers and pull heavy furniture on top of them.

Janet W. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We have ours mounted in the family room and it really makes us feel much better and safer around our grandsons.

VickeC said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

great post,some really interesting facts,,ive got to do that,ive got too many little grandchildren running around to take a chance on them getting hurt

Helga said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We keep ours mounted high off the floor to keep the cats off it!

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