Currently my husband and I are in the process of shopping for a large screen TV. At the moment we have a painfully small, old set in our basement, which needs to be replaced. Our room is quite long, therefore a fairly large screen television is in order. We can’t wait to watch the Super Bowl on our large screen set. But purchasing a TV of this size also creates another important decision- how to properly set the television within our home for safety.
As most of you already know, I am the mother to three young boys. My little guys like to wrestle and run around, however in my house safety is our #1 priority. My husband and I were both left with questions surrounding how to make such a large TV safe around such little children. Unfortunately I just learned some startling news- every three weeks a child is killed from a tipping TV. That is so awful!! Deaths like these are completely preventable. Instantly, I am thinking of every large piece of furniture in my house and wondering if it is anchored to the wall. Children do irrational things, the few moments it takes to secure a large piece of furniture to the wall could be just thing to save their life.
Clearly before we purchase a TV, we need to make sure our children are safe. It’s odd to think of a television as a life-threatening item, but it truly is. Yes, we are excited to watch movies and play games on a large screen, but we are committed to taking the time and effort to ensure the television is properly mounted for the highest level of safety within our home. Personally, I am in favor of having our TV mounted with a SANUS wall mount. Flat screen TV’s while less bulky than traditional sets, are also much easier to potentially tip over. A wall mount is a great way to ensure the television doesn’t just fall over.
If you are considering purchasing a large flat screen TV or if you already have one- please make sure it is secured properly.
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