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Television Safety Tips For Parents Of Young Children

April 21, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Televisions have become bigger and more impressive in recent years. However, parents with young children should exercise extreme caution with regard to all aspects of television safety as a way to keep children free from accident and injury. For example, one of the easiest ways to improve television safety around the home is to always use brackets and straps that are intended to stabilize a TV and prevent it from tipping or falling.

Low Center Of Gravity

Another excellent way to improve television safety around the home where small children are present is to mount a flat screen television directly to the wall. When this is not possible another alternative is to mount the TV stand directly to the wall. For those who still have some of the older larger televisions widely in production a few decades ago it is best to use a secure TV stand that has a low center of gravity. This can also help to prevent a tipping related accident.

Result In A Child Becoming Injured

When a TV stand is not available it is recommended to use a piece of furniture that is low to the ground and stable as a way to secure an older CRT type television. It is also important to note that using a shelf or dresser as a TV stand can easily result in accidents. These items were never intended to support a television and can easily result in a child becoming injured when a TV tips over. Even something as simple as securing all television cords so the children do not have access to them can make a home safer.

Videogame Cords Are Also Secure And Out Of Reach

There have been many accidents in the past where children have pulled a TV down on top of themselves by simply pulling on the cord. Prevent this type of accident by always tucking television cords securely behind a large heavy piece of furniture that is stable and secure. Along with television cords it is also a good idea to check that DVD player type cords and stereo system cords as well as videogame cords are also secure and out of reach. Preventing a trip and fall accident or tipping related accident can be as simple as considering these few important tips. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for Phoenix personal injury attorney assistance.