Did you know that just like dresser drawers and bookshelves, flat screen televisions can pose a safety risk to childen? They are thin and tall, so they can easily tip over. To reduce TV tip-over related injuries, SANUS TV wall mounts has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide to educate parents on the importance of securing their flat panel TVs to the wall. Check out the video and information below (and enter to win a SANUS TV wall mount!):
For many Americans, a flat panel TV is a great way to enjoy family time and entertainment. However, most parents are unaware of the safety risks that flat panel TVs pose for kids. Due to increasing size and new ultra thin designs, today’s flat panel TVs can easily tip over when bumped or pulled, toppling off of furniture and causing injury or even death.
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%
Win a flat panel TV Wall Mount
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a flat panel SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180, courtesy of SANUS! The reader can receive a mount that fits their respective TV (note that the prize does not include installation of the equipment)
Leave a comment on this post telling me which room you would mount your flat panel tv on.
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Update 6/28/2013: At the giveaway sponsor's request I have had to move the giveaway end date up a few days. Entries will now be accepted until June 30, 2013. Sorry for the inconvenience!
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Disclosure: Thanks to Sanus for providing a TV Wall Mount to give away, and a second for my personal use. Product and program information (in italics) have been provided by Sanus. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.