Your home should be an enjoyable, happy place where you can live, laugh and learn, but safety hazards can creep up when you least expect them. National TV Safety Day is a day for spreading awareness about the simple things that we can do to make our homes safer.
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, citing data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, ten children visit emergency rooms each day – and one is killed every three weeks – as the result of a TV tipping over. This is a deeply saddening statistic and with precautions in place, tragedies can be prevented.
Peerless-AV is proud to support National TV Safety Day this February 4, with our display and TV wall mount solutions. With safety and quality as our top priorities, keep reading for some easy ways that you can make your home safer!
CHECK YOUR TVs
Assess the stability of the TVs in your home. Check the quality and the strength of what is currently holding your TV, and be cautious of its surroundings.
The best way to protect a child from a TV-related injury is to ensure that the TV is securely fastened, whether to a wall or table. Flat-screen and curved TVs can be mounted to the wall, away from children’s reach. By raising TVs with trusted equipment, you also minimize the risk of the TV toppling over.
If you have a larger, box-style TV, the safest way to position it would be on a low, sturdy piece of furniture. When properly placing older TVs, it is important to choose furniture that will best hold the TV’s size and weight.
Keep cords hidden and out of children’s reach to prevent accidents. Try securing cables up against the wall if applicable, or even behind the wall for a flawless installation.
REARRANGE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Refrain from placing remotes or toys in places that may tempt a child to reach or climb for them.
RECYCLE UNWANTED TVS
No longer using your old TV? Then get rid of the safety hazard! To safely and easily recycle unused electronics, visit http://greenergadgets.org/ to find a location nearest you.
Help us spread the word and share this TV Safety PSA from Safe Kids Worldwide and the CEA: http://youtu.be/XyCHsr9NKqY
When was the last time you checked safety guidelines for your TVs, furniture and cables? We hope you found these tips and tricks of preventing home hazards helpful!