This is not a photo of my living room although I wish it were. We have a flat screen TV but have yet to figure out a place to wall mount it in the living room however, we have mounted both kid's TVs in their rooms for safety reasons. There are so many unnecessary deaths or injuries due to TVs that topple off furniture. While the picture on the flat screen is amazing, they can become unbalanced by a child knocking into it accidentally or if you have toddlers and they were like mine, they NEED to touch the TV.
Both of my children are fortunate enough to have a TV in their room but making sure it was safe was more of a priority than anything. NO WALL MOUNT NO TV! We love it and so do they.
According to a 2011 US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report on flat panel TV safety revealed:
· A child is killed every three weeks from an unsecured TV
· Every 45 minutes a child visits an emergency room due to a TV tip-over related injury
· Between 2000 and 2011, 215 fatalities have resulted from TV tip-over
· An estimated 17,000 people each year, the majority of which are children, are treated for injuries from TV tip-overs
· Reported cases have increased almost 25% from 2006 to 2010, and over the last 10 years, injuries have increased by 31%
This is scary but true which is why I love that I am working with SANUS, the leading designer and manufacturer of flat panel TV wall mounts. SANUS has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide and offer safe solutions for families across the nation by reducing TV tip-over related injuries and fatalities.
SANUS TV Mounting Tips:
· Easy 1, 2, 3 installation with a wall template to ensure even placement
- Online video walkthrough of simple installation available at any time
- No additional tools necessary – all required installation hardware is included in package
- Live customer support available 6 days a week
Below please find a link to a SANUS TV Safety Video:
SANUS encourages you to join their efforts and advocate mounting of flat panel TV’s in your homes. They are also helping one of my readers do just this with a Flat Screen Mount Giveaway.
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