Most American’s, like myself, have a flat panel TV. While we love it for our TV, we’ve never thought about how dangerous this can be so close to where the kids play. The scary part is how many people have flat panel TV’s unsecured and are posing serious safety risks for children. Because of the slim designs, these TV’s can easily tip over when nudged which causes them to fall over. Consequently, children are injured and in some cases these accidents can cause death.
Let’s look at a few startling statistics:
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%
Have you reconsidered your TV placement yet? I certainly have. SANUS is doing their best to educate families on the importance of securing your flat panel TVs by leading the charge with their quality designed, SAFE, flat panel wall mounts. They have partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide to offer valuable education to consumers on the risks associated with unsecured flat panel TV’s.
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