As a parent, I am always looking out for my boys’ safety. When N was about 1 year old, we had a child safety specialist come to our home to show us the hidden dangers posed for our soon-to-be-walking little boy. Some things were very apparent – electric socket plugs, gates at the top of the stairs, child locks on the kitchen and bath cabinets – and some weren’t. For example, I am glad it was pointed out to us to put the extra lock up high on the door from the kitchen to the garage. As soon as N learned how to open doors, he went right for that one, as he knew that was where his outdoor toys were.
One other safety concern that was actually brought to our attention during our recent move was the proper mounting of flat TVs to the wall. I would have never thought that a TV could cause such a risk, but just looking at the “slim” TV and visualizing one of the boys accidentally bumping into it while on the TV stand freaked me out!
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.
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%
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
SANUS encourages you to join their efforts and advocate mounting of flat panel TV’s in your homes.
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Please note that this giveaway is open to US residents only. SANUS provided a product free of charge for me to review, and my opinions are 100% my own.