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Anchor It is a national public education campaign to prevent furniture and TV tip-overs from killing and seriously injuring children. This is one of the top hidden hazards in the home. Parents and caregivers can learn about the dangers of televisions and heavy furniture tipping over and killing young children. Your community can aim at reducing the number of deaths and injuries from tipping furniture and TVs.

Anchor furniture and TVs to protect a child from a serious risk of injury.

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Purchase Anti-Tip Devices

Anti-tip devices are sold online and in-stores for prices ranging from $5 to $25. Consumers can visit their local home improvement, electronic or mass merchandise store to purchase anti-tip devices. An online search for “anti-tip strap” or “anti-tip kit” will result in a variety of purchase options. Install the anti-tip devices according to manufacturer instructions, and always double check the attachment points to make sure the device is secure.

Every 24 minutes in the U.S. a child goes to the emergency room because of a tip-over incident involving furniture or a TV You can visit the official website. --U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Remove tempting objects
Remove items, such as toys and remote controls, from the top of dressers, TVs and other large furniture.

Anchor top heavy furniture
Anchor top-heavy furniture to the wall with inexpensive anti-tip devices such as brackets, braces and wall straps.

Secure your TV
Televisions that are not wall mounted, should be anchored to the wall or stand using an anti-tip device.

The threat is serious, but the solution is simple. Find out how-to take the knowledge you have gained to empower your community and keep kids safe.

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