Make TV Safety a Part of Your Super Bowl Pre-game

Make TV Safety a Part of Your Super Bowl Pre-game

Safe Kids Mid-South, led by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, reminds families to secure televisions and heavy furniture. Protecting children from the potential risk of TV and furniture tip-overs is another important part of keeping them safe. Here are some tips:

Secure TVs

  • Mount flat screen TVs to the wall. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure you protect your wall and have a secure fit.
  • If you have a heavier, box-style cathode ray tube (CRT) TV place it on a low, stable piece of furniture that can hold the TV's size and weight.

Recycle Old TVs

  • To find a location near your home that safely and responsibly recycles your unwanted TVs, go to GreenerGadgets.org

Secure Furniture

  • Use anti-tip brackets, braces or wall straps to secure furniture to the wall.
  • Install stops on dresser drawers to keep them from being pulled all the way out. Multiple open drawers can cause the weight to shift, making it easier for a dresser to tip over.

Rearrange Household Items

  • Keep heavier items on lower shelves and in lower drawers.
  • Avoid placing remote controls, food, toys or other items in places where kids might be tempted to climb up or reach for them.

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