A child is killed every two weeks by falling furniture & televisions {safetygiveaway}

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And we think that’s too many. 

Tens of thousands are injured every year.

These injuries and deaths are preventable with simple safety measures. According to the CPSC, more than 90 percent of the incidents involved children 5 years old and younger. In more than half of the 245 fatalities (56%), the child was crushed by the weight of the television, furniture, or appliance. The majority of these children suffered fatal injuries to the head (67%).

In addition, more than 22,000 children 8 years old and younger are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year (2008-2010) for injuries related to instability or tipover of televisions, furniture, and appliances. And like the fatalities, a majority of these injuries (56%) are to the head.

To prevent tragedies follow these safety tips in any home where children live or visit:

  • Anchor furniture to the wall or the floor.
  • Place TVs on sturdy, low bases.
  • Or, anchor the furniture and the TV on top of it, and push the TV as far back on the furniture as possible.
  • Keep remote controls, toys, and other items that might attract children off TV stands or furniture.
  • Keep TV and/or cable cords out of reach of children.
  • Make sure freestanding kitchen ranges and stoves are installed with anti-tip brackets.
  • Supervise children in rooms where these safety tips have not been followed.

Children like to climb, and unsecured furniture makes their natural curiosity unsafe. And that’s why we’ve teamed up with KidCo to give one of our readers sets of thier Furniture and Flat Screen TV Anchor Straps.

KidCo Anti-Tip TV Strap

KidCo Anti-Tip Furniture Strap

KidCo Anti-Tip Furniture Strap

If you would like to enter to win these safety straps from KidCo, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. You will need Javascript to use Rafflecopter and the form may not work on all browsers.


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About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cat and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

Comments

  1. Kids will and DO climb furniture! Thanks for the giveaway and making people aware.
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  2. Thanks for sharing about this!! We have some of our furniture (like the bookshelf in the playroom)attached to the wall, but not all. And I never even thought about the stove! I’m hoping to win your giveaway but will be purchasing some anchor straps this weekend either way.
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