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Posted on June 1, 2016 by Christine Crosby in dressers, Kids In Danger, TV safety

Every 24 Minutes a Child is Injured From Tipped Furniture or TVs

How to keep your child (grandchild) safe from being crushed by a tipped furniture.

Father’s Day is almost here! KID knows that fathers and grandfathers alike pride themselves on being able to keep their families safe. However, furniture tip-overs are on the rise and they are a danger that can be completely avoided.

Every 24 minutes a child is injured from tipped furniture or TVs. Furniture tip-overs have been in the news lately because of the recent child deaths from IKEA dressers—3 toddlers have died since February 2014 from this dresser alone.

childFurniture and TV tip-overs pose a real threat to families, but can be prevented if all families #AnchorIt. In addition to anchoring furniture, these simple tips can help keep your grandkid safe:

  • Avoid keeping attractive items, such as toys, in places where the grandkids might be tempted to climb and reach for them.
  • Store heavier items on lower shelves or in lower drawers.
  • Place TVs on a sturdy, low base and push the TVs as far back as possible.

Anchoring is easy, inexpensive, and only takes a few minutes to do. Follow this how-to guide on anchoring and making your home safer for your family. In just a few minutes of work, you can increase the safety of your grandchildren and be a true hero to your family.

kidsRemember that you are not alone, KID is working with regulators and manufacturers to design furniture less likely to tip -over.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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