Unsure what to do with your big, boxy TVs now that you've upgraded to sleeker flat-screens?
Whatever you do, don't put it in a back bedroom on a dresser or shelf. That could be a recipe for serious injury.
The number of children's deaths in the United States resulting from televisions and other furniture tip-overs has hit an all-time high.
TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD:
- 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 a secure fit.
- Place a large, heavy TV 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 to TV stands or unstable furniture.
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