One Child Dies Every Three Weeks from a TV Tipping Over
When your children are first mobile it is pretty standard to "baby proof" your home; you put up baby gates, utilize the plug covers etc. Something that a lot of parents overlook doing however is making sure that book cases, entertainment units, dressers and tv's are bolted to the wall or some other support system.
These are all items that are heavy and could seriously injure your child, but isn't something that most people think about - I know I didn't.
December 13, 2012 – Washington /PRNewswire/ — A new report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and SANUS revealed that every three weeks, a child dies from a television tipping over and nearly 13,000 more children are injured each year in the U.S. This represents a 31 percent increase in TV tip-over-related injuries over the last ten years.
The report also revealed that three out of four parents don’t secure their TV to the wall. Most families are unaware that securing a TV is an important safety measure. Others decide not to mount their TVs because of concerns about damaging the wall or installing the TV incorrectly.
“You wouldn’t think to bring a baby home from the hospital without a car seat or have your child ride a bike without a helmet,” said Carr. “Mounting your TV will protect your TV, and most important, your child.”
To read more go to www.safekids.org
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