Children like to climb on furniture. For them, the home is a playground. Children will not think about the risk of injury or death when climbing on a dresser to reach a toy or something they want. As you childproof, you may not be aware that unsecured TVs, furniture and appliances are hidden hazards lurking in every room.
Facts and Figures
81 percent of tip-over fatalities occur in the home.
2/3 of TV and furniture tip-over fatalities involve toddlers.
A TV can fall with the force of thousands of pounds. That is 10 times more powerful than being hit by a NFL lineman.
On average, one child dies every two weeks when a TV or furniture falls onto him or her.
Every 15 minutes someone in the U.S. is injured by furniture tip-over.
An estimated annual average of 38, 000 emergency department-treated injuries are associated with TV or furniture tip-overs.
Protect your children and encourage other parents to do the same. Order Now and when you do, consider buying multiple sets to secure all your furniture. Pay a small price now to prevent paying a big price later.