While flat screen TVs would look great in any room, they are not necessarily deemed safe for every room. Setting up a flat screen TV on a wall or off the ground is not only ideal for room appeal and optimal viewing, but also for wall mount TV safety.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2012, one child dies every two weeks from a tipping TV, piece of furniture, or appliance and another 18,900 people were sent to the ER from tipping TVs (CPSC). These deaths are not inevitable and can be prevented is if people take proper precautions. Although TVs are great to have they can be a serious safety concern if they are not securely mounted.
Here are some tips from The CPSC on how you can stay safe:
Mount TVs with a wall mount to keep out of reach from children and pets.
Place TVs on sturdy, low bases.
Or, anchor the furniture and the TV on top of it, and push the TV as far back on top of the furniture as possible.
Keep remote controls, toys, and other items that might be attractive to children off TV stands or furniture.
Keep TV and/or cable cords out of reach of children.
Supervise children in rooms where these safety tips have not been followed.
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U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION