Anchor It: Preventing tip-over tragedies

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Anchor It: Preventing tip-over tragedies

Do you have a toddler in your home?  If you answered yes, then you have likely already witnessed their inherent need to scale every piece of furniture or vertical structure in their path.  Coupled with this new climbing skill is the risk for injury from furniture or TV falls. Within the past few decades we have witnessed an alarming rise in these pediatric injuries.

These injuries can be largely avoided by properly anchoring and mounting your furniture and TV’s.  That bookcase you have had for years may seem steady… until your toddler prepares to reach its’ summit.  There are numerous options available for securing those existing furniture pieces or TV’s.  Many furniture pieces now include anchoring hardware when they are purchased new.

So what are you waiting for?  Get going and happy anchoring!

For more information please visit the following link from the AAP:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/Pages/Preventing-Furniture-and-TV-Tip-Overs.aspx

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