Tipping hazards

Prevent tip-overs with baby safe furniture straps

Prevent tip-overs with furniture straps Toddlers often see furniture as a fun jungle gym, but their efforts to climb up can throw even heavy pieces off balance. Children ages two to five are the most frequent victims of furniture tip-over incidents, and it is therefore imperative that you anchor all furniture, electronics, and appliances that could potentially fall on top of them. Everything from dressers, to bookshelves to Tv’s (especially flat screen ones) to your child’s changing table, need to be properly secured and anchored with straps like the ones pictured below. Like many other childproofing devices such as baby safety gates or cabinet and drawer locks and latches, it’s important that the safety straps you install are of high quality and do what is required of them. Inappropriate safety straps will only provide a false sense of security and your children could still be at risk of suffering a furniture tip over. Contact your local Baby Safe Homes safety professional to set up an appointment to learn more about our baby proofing solutions. Call 888-481-7233

Kitchen safety

Kitchen safety Baby Safe Homes performs a complete walk-through of your home and provides a detailed, itemized estimate of what we think would best baby proof your home. It is then entirely up to you to decide how much or how little work you would like to have done. Let’s take as an example kitchen safety tips and recommendations. To steer clear of tipping hazards, anchor floor standing ovens to the floor. To check your oven, grab the back of the oven and pull forward or open the oven door and push down. The oven should not tip forward. Keep dishwasher locked or install an appliance latch. If latching is not possible, point sharp utensils downward. Do not add dish washing detergent until you plan to run the washer, and when not using it, store it out of reach. Cabinets and drawers below counter level need to be secured with high quality latches specific to your cabinetry. Although latches are installed try as much as possible to store all chemicals and poisons (e.g Cleaning products) out of reach of children. Also, keep knives and sharp objects toward the back of drawers. Other possible child proofing solutions to secure a kitchen would be for example, to install self close electrical outlets, outlet plugs, power strip covers, or carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Call 888.481.7233 and book an appointment with our Baby Safe Homes safety professional nearest to you. Baby Safe Homes, baby proofing, tailored to YOUR needs!

Furniture Tip Child Safety Straps

Child Safe Furniture Straps According to CPSC every two weeks a child dies from furniture tipping over. Every 24 minutes, one is injured. The truth is, not many families consider furniture as something that needs to be childproofed, but in reality, it’s one of the top hidden hazards lurking inside your home. Furniture such as dressers, changing tables and bookshelves should all be securely strapped to the wall to avoid a child from pulling it on top of his or herself. Heavy items that can easily fall over need to be pushed back as far as possible, and tall ones, such as lamps, need to be secured too. Flat-screen televisions are what most people normally overlook: They seem out of reach, and too light to cause an issue. and not as overwhelming as old television sets used to be, people tend to leave them as they are. The truth is that a TV is probably what catches a child’s attention the most, and as flat and light as they may seem, if they fall from a considerable height, on top of a small child, they will most definitely cause injuries. Contact your local Baby Safe Homes safety professional for more information regarding tipping hazards and quality safety straps for your TV’s, furniture, dressers, changing tables and bookshelves. Keep your children free from tipping hazards: Call 888.481.7233

By |September 23rd, 2016|Info|0 Comments

Furniture and TV Tipping Hazards

Tipping hazards Tipping hazards are causing preventable accidents to children daily. According to statistics in fact, 71 children per day are injured by tipping furniture. 1 child every 2 weeks DIES from falling TVs, furniture, and appliances. Child proofing doesn’t just extend to baby gates around stairs or with window safety devices, it needs to be applied to TV sets and furniture too. Secure top-heavy furniture, and furniture with doors, drawers or shelves to prevent a child from pulling the drawers all the way out. This will in fact cause the weight to shift, making it easier for the dresser to tip over. Remember to never leave toys, gadgets or any other objects your child may be interested in, on top of tall furniture. Try as much as possible to keep your child’s attention away from that area of the room.   Please note that flat screen TV’s are becoming the leading cause of these types of accidents. This may be because parents wrongly see them as being to thin and light to pose an actual risk. This common misconception is causing children to be hurt daily all across the country. Yes they are lighter than CRT televisions, but falling from a height on top of a toddler or a young child, they can still cause terrible injuries, if not death. Make sure your home is as safe as possible by securing top-heavy furniture, television sets, changing tables, bookshelves and other potential tipping hazards to the wall with quality furniture straps. Contact your local Baby Safe Homes safety professional for a consultation to learn more about tipping hazards and what we can do to help your family feel safe inside their home. Call 888.481.7233  

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