SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide
Launch TV Safety Initiative
"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%
What drew me to the SANUS brand was how easy the installation process is. Unlike other wall mounting kits, SANUS always provides a wall template to ensure proper placement, along with all required installation hardware included in package -- which is great as my husband is not a handyman, and usually has trouble hanging pictures and other wall decorations properly. :-) In addition to the easy to follow all instructions for mounting, SANUS also offers an online video you can view, that will walk you through the entire install process. My husband, who is a visual person loved this, as he is not a fan of pages and pages of hard to understand diagrams and instructions. He has already watched the installation video a few times, and can't wait to receive our SANUS TV Mounting kit, to finally get our family room flat screen television off the tv stand and on the wall, for proper child safety.
The statistics above are startling to say the least. And, with two little ones who love to pull at things and bump into things, the one thing in our home that wasn't child proofed was our television. Once we get our SANUS mounting kit, we will finally be able to breath a little easy, and know that they televison will finally be out of arms reach from the girls, or be in an area, that they can bump the TV stand and knock it over.
SANUS and I encourage you to join their efforts and advocate mounting of flat panel TV’s in your homes."
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Disclosure: I will be sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views shared will be mine and mine alone.