SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide have launched a tv safety initiative to bring the risk that flat panel TVs pose for kids — tipping over.
For many Americans, a flat panel TV is a great way to enjoy family time and entertainment but, what most parents are unaware of is the safety risks involved. Due to increasing size and new ultra thin designs, today’s flat panel TVs can easily tip over when bumped or pulled from their stands, causing injury or even death.
No parent wants to see their child(ren) harmed and that’s why SANUS, the leading designer and manufacturer of flat panel TV wall mounts has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide. By educating consumers of the risks of owning an unsecured flat panel TV, SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide are offering safe solutions for families across the nation by reducing TV tip-over related injuries and fatalities.
Here is a 2011 US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report on flat panel TV safety:
· 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%
Wow that’s a lot and way too many children getting hurt! It’s time we take the necessary steps to ensure our children’s safety and the sooner the better. Take a look at the tips offered by SANUS and how YOU can prevent future accidents in your own home…
SANUS TV Mounting Tips:
Makes you cringe, right?
SANUS makes TV mounting much easier by providing a wall template that will ensure even placement. All of the required hardware is included in your purchase — no additional tools are required!
Plus, there’s an online video to walk you through each step of the installation process and they include live customer service (available 6 days a week) should you should you have a problem.
Are you ready to protect YOUR family from the dangers of unsecured flat panel TVs located in your home? Great because SANUS is offering one TV Vuepoint Mount F180 to one super lucky Bella Savvy reader. Please note, installation is not included!
1 Winner will be chosen at random at the end of the entry period 07/28/13. Prize is a SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180 ($90+ value) provided by SANUS.
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