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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

Safety study finds TV sets are injuring more kids

Safety Study Finds TV Sets are Injuring More Kids Great Article by Linda Carroll, Today Contributor. More children are being severely injured by toppling TV sets and most of those accidents could have been prevented, a new study suggests. Toronto researchers found that toddlers between the ages of 1 and 3 years often suffered neck and head injuries, which could be fatal, according to the report published in the Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics. “As a hazard in the home, it’s the perfect storm,” says the study’s lead author, Dr. Michael Cusimano, a professor of neurology, education and public health at the University of Toronto and a neurosurgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital. “Kids are left unsupervised around a big television that is not properly secured. And the numbers are going up. Between 2006 and 2008 there were 16,500 injuries and between 2008 and 2010 there were 19,200. If you look at the sales of these TVs there’s a parallel increase.” To get a better sense of the cause of the accidents and how they might be prevented, Cusimano and his coauthor scoured the medical literature looking for studies that examined injuries caused by TVs. One of the most telling statistics they found was that 84 percent of the injuries occurred at home and three-fourths of them had not been witnessed by adult caregivers. “I think there are things you can do to the television; things you can do to the environment; and things you can do to the kids and parents that would make everything much safer,” Cusimano says. “For example, you can have restricted play areas away from the TV if you have little kids around the home.” It’s not unusual for a curious child to […]

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