Do you have a large-screen TV in your home? Chances are, you do.

Did you know?

In a 2011 report, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) revealed that a child is killed every three weeks from TV instability, and that an estimated 20,000 people are treated in the ER every year due to injuries from tipping TVs.

Making the home a safe environment is a concern of every parent, but hazard proofing for TVs is often overlooked because most people are unaware of this danger.

TVsafety.org is a consumer awareness website that was created to educate the public on this growing danger and present safe solutions to protect families. Their goal is to help to reduce TV-related injuries and create a safe environment for all to enjoy.

tv safety, wall mounts, TV Safety organizationThe safest option is to mount your flat-panel TV which is quite easy to do. You can install in a few steps with common household tools, such as a stud finder to locate studs in the wall (where the mount will secure to), a drill and a screwdriver.

A safety strap can also help prevent serious injuries from happening. Simply secure one end of the safety strap to your TV and the other to the wall and you can easily minimize serious injuries.

 

 

 

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Author

Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

5 Comments

  1. Linda Kish Reply

    I think it’s about 47 inches.

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  2. I believe it is a 51 inch … It is huge and scares me everyday with my little guy..

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