Unfortunately I know that Furniture and TV tipping has become a hot topic around the interwebs, with some recent accidents in this arena, coming to the forefront lately. For many people, a flat panel TV is a great way to enjoy family time and entertainment. However, many people are unaware of the safety risks that flat panel TV’s pose for kiddos. With the increasing size and new ultra thin designs, today’s flat panel TV’s can easily tip over when bumped or pulled, toppling off of furniture and causing injury or even death. I can’t imagine anything more horrible…
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%
SANUS TV Mounting Tips:
Easy 1, 2, 3 installation with a wall template to ensure even placement
- Online video walkthrough of simple installation available at any time
- No additional tools necessary – all required installation hardware is included in package
- Live customer support available 6 days a week
PRIZE: In order to encourage you to mount your flat panel TV’s in your homes, SANUS and The Design Confidential would like to offer one of your you a complimentary flat panel SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180, courtesy of SANUS.
The winner will receive a mount that fits their respective TV. Please note that this will not include the actual installation of the equipment. For those of you who don’t win, SANUS wall mounts are available at Walmart stores nationwide, yahoo!
GIVEAWAY: The Giveaway will run through Monday June 24, and the Winner announced Tuesday Morning!
To enter please use the rafflecopter form below, and I shall keep my fingers and toes crossed for all of you!