Kids love to play in the most inappropriate spots, neglecting all the dangers. These two-year-old twins decided to climb inside the drawers. The dresser toppled on them, making my heart skip a beat. One of the brothers heroically rescued the other one. Luckily, none of the kids were injured. This is why all the furniture must be bolted to the wall. Their parents were hesitant to post the video, but did so in order to spread awareness about the need to secure the heavy furniture. Please, SHARE.
Little kids see the furniture as their playground. The dangers don’t even cross their minds. It is parents’ responsibility to think ahead and prevent the tragedies. Don’t assume that this will never happen to your child! Just imagine the injuries a kid, who weighs 15-30 pounds, acquires after being crushed by a 150-200-pound piece of furniture! Every single day, 71 children are injured or killed when a dresser, a TV, or an appliance falls on them. A child dies on average every 2 weeks. Every 45 minutes a child is seen in the ER because a TV fell on them. Those kids that survive these accidents may be left with severe and lifelong injuries. All of the above can be and must be prevented.
To prevent a tip-over tragedy follow these simple rules. Televisions should only be placed on furniture designed to hold a television, such as TV stands or media centers. Stands for CRT televisions should be anchored to the wall. It is better to mount the flat-screen TVs on the walls. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to secure TVs and furniture properly. Most of new furniture comes with anti-tip devices. Install them right away. Antique furniture is very heavy and is very dangerous, it must be anchored with anti-tip brackets, which are very cheap. Remove items that might tempt kids to climb from the tops of furniture or TVs, such as toys and remote controls.