Today, almost everyone owns a flat panel TV as the ultra thin design is so appealing. But, our love of sleek flat panel TV’s is causing serious safety hazards at home for children. Did you know that a child is killed every 3 weeks from an unsecured TV?
Horrifying! I was shocked to find out this statistic. With young children at home, I always worried about the classic home safety hazards like the medicine cabinet, staircases and cleaning agents, but Flat Screen TV’s pose a serious risk at home unless mounted promptly.
SANUS, the leading designer and manufacturer of flat panel TV wall mounts, has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide to educate consumers on the risk of unsecured flat panel TV’s.
Here’s some more equally upsetting stats that the 2011 Consumer Product Safety Commission report on flat panel TV safety revealed.
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 provides super safe mounts for flat screen TV’s so they can SAFELY be secured. These really are ESSENTIAL for today’s homes to prevent these serious accidents happening to children due to flat screen tv’s and this new modern danger in our homes.
(This is a sample of what a Sanus mount looks like in the photo above. )
SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide offer safe solutions for families across the nation by reducing TV tip-over related injuries and fatalities.
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
Compensation was provided by Sanus. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sanus.