Can TV Kill Your Child?

We all know the risks of kids watching too much TV… Studies show that babies and toddlers need to really limit their amount of screen time. Some experts claim that playing violent video games or watching violent movies can lead to an increase in aggressive behavior in kids. And the childhood obesity epidemic is yet another reason why we should try to get kids off the couch and away from the screen. But, do you know about an even more serious risk to your kid’s from TV?

TV Tip-Overs: What Every Parent Needs to Know

For many Americans, a flat panel TV is a great way to enjoy family time and entertainment. However, most parents are unaware of the safety risks that flat panel TVs pose for kids. Due to increasing size and new ultra thin designs, today’s flat panel TVs can easily tip over when bumped or pulled, toppling off of furniture and causing injury or even death. Bringing this risk to the forefront, SANUS, the leading designer and manufacturer of flat panel TV wall mounts, has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide. By educating consumers on the risk of unsecured flat panel TV’s, SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide offer safe solutions for families across the nation by reducing TV tip-over related injuries and fatalities.

  • 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%

So – to help YOU keep your kids safe from these types of accidents, I’m very excited to be able to offer you guys a chance to WIN a flat panel SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180, courtesy of SANUS .  You’ll get to receive a mount that fits whichever TV you need it for. {Please note that this will not include the actual installation of the equipment.} Use the easy peasy Rafflecopter form below to get your entries in – have fun and good luck!

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Comments

  1. rebeccabasset says:

    I learned that they have an App that helps you to set up your TV, including the correct angle.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I MIGHT LIKE THE VLF320
    Super Slim Full-Motion Mount
    For 37″ – 70″ flat-panel TVs

  3. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to get Sanus’ UF30 Ultimate Series speaker stands.

  4. Shannon Smith says:

    I would love the AV 85″ tall rack, it would really help me get organized!

  5. Richard Hicks says:

    would like the full motion mount vlf229

  6. I would like the VLF410 Super SLim Full Motion Mount

  7. margaret peg m says:

    i have always wondered about the flat screen tvs, since my granddaughter could reach the base and would start to hang on it w/ her body weight…scared the bejesus out of me. i found the mount that would work w/ our sony flatscreen…http://www.sanus.com/us/en/products/visionmount/tilting-mount/VMPL50A. thank you much.

  8. I had no idea there were soooo many mounts to choose from! The Ipad mounts are super cool. Now if only I can win an iPad!

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