Furniture Tip-Over

Young children are often curious little climbers and many parents may not realize the hazards of the furniture in their home - as a television, couch or appliance can tip-over onto a child and cause an injury or sometimes death. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), every two weeks a child dies when a television, a piece of furniture or an appliance falls on him or her.

Tips to Prevent Furniture Tip-OverFurniture Tip Over Infographic

  1. Secure large furniture such as dressers, bookshelves and appliances to the wall
  2. Place TVs on a stand or base that is appropriate for the size of the television.
  3. Anchor your TV to the base.
  4. Remove any items such as toys, remotes and beverages that might entice a young child to climb the piece of furniture.
  5. If anchoring is not an option, place the TV on a sturdy, low base and push it as far back as possible, and actively supervise children at all times.