There is a safety checklist provided on the Dreambaby® website to help determine if you may overlooked potential hazards in your home.
Television and furniture tipping is becoming an ever increasing problem, to almost epidemic proportions. In the western world, it has been stated that humans (particular little ones) are as likely to be killed by their own furniture as by terrorism! According to a 2013 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “The number of children injured by a TV tip-over has increased 125 percent between 1990 and 2011. Each year, more than 17,000 children are treated in hospitals for TV-related injuries. That's one child every 30 minutes, and children ages five and younger are at the highest risk for injury”. Many of these accidents and injuries are minor – bruising, bumps and scrapes – they are also very are preventable. Sadly, the most alarming statistic of all is that, “once every three weeks in developed countries, a child is killed by a TV tip-over”.That's kind of a scary realization. And it's not just TVs, it's dressers and other heavy furniture as well. I received the Furniture Anchor and Furniture Straps to review. The TV strap was also meant to be included, but unfortunately was out of stock, though I'm not sure it differs a whole lot from the Furniture Straps. They are easy to install and give parents and caregivers peace of mind when little ones are at home. Hardware is included. They aren't terribly attractive, but that extra bit of security is worth a little unsightliness, right?
I wanted these for the armoire and flat screen in my girls' room. The flat screen actually has fallen once, but it's not huge and thankfully the cable held it up from hitting the floor or anything else. I was a bit concerned with how easy it would be to take the anchors out and move the furniture if need be, but it seems like it wouldn't be much trouble. The anchors haven't had to endure any stress as of yet so I can't say how well they hold up in action. They seem sturdy enough
For useful safety tips & advice go to Dreambaby®'s YouTube page.
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