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Congrats on the new TV - now secure it safely!

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Unsure what to do with your big, boxy TVs now that you've upgraded to sleeker flat-screen? Whatever you do, don't put in a back bedroom on a dresser or shelf. That could be a recipe for serious injury.

The number of child deaths in the United States resulting from televisions and other furniture tip-overs has hit an all-time high. Here are some safety tips to consider:

  • Assess the stability of the TVs in your home.
  • Mount flat-screen TVs to the wall to prevent them from toppling off stands. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure you have a secure fit.
  • If you have a large, heavy television, place it on a low, stable piece of furniture.
  • Use brackets, braces or wall straps to secure unstable or top-heavy furniture to the wall.
  • Keep TV and cable cords out children's reach.
  • Avoid putting remote controls, toys and other items that might attract children's attention on TV stands or unstable furniture.

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