TV Tip-Overs: What Every Parent Needs to Know

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I love my flat panel TV. It’s big and bright, and doesn’t take up much space. It has great features like instant access to Netflix, Amazon, and more; but never did I think my TV could be a safety hazard!

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.

SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide TV Safety Initiative

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%

SANUS TV Mounting Tips:

Easy 1, 2, 3 installation with a wall template to ensure even placement

  • Online video walkthrough of simple installation available at any time
  • No additional tools necessary – all required installation hardware is included in package
  • Live customer support available 6 days a week

SANUS TV Mount Giveaway!

Sanus is providing one TV Wall Mount in your respective TV size that we can giveaway. How awesome is that!  Installation is not included.  (US 18+) SANUS wall mounts are available at Walmart stores nationwide.

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7 thoughts on “TV Tip-Overs: What Every Parent Needs to Know

  • July 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm
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    I learned I need a mount….. even for her room, her 27″ and living room 57″

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  • July 12, 2013 at 4:53 pm
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    I learned that flat panel TVs are not nearly as stable as they seem…. and every 45 minutes a child visits an ER for a TV tipping injury. That just shouldn’t happen. 🙁

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  • July 13, 2013 at 10:21 pm
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    I learned that between 2000 and 2011, 215 fatalities have resulted from TV tip-over. That’s crazy!

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  • July 16, 2013 at 4:57 am
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    That if you have a flatscreen T.V. a wall mount is a must, they are so easy to fall over.

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  • July 19, 2013 at 12:05 pm
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    I learned that Every 45 minutes a child visits an emergency room due to a TV tip-over related injury. I find this appalling.

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

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  • July 23, 2013 at 6:07 am
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    I learned that there’s an accident every 3 weeks regarding tvs tipping over on children! Crazy!

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