The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has been putting more warnings out there about the dangers of furniture and TV’s tipping, and harming your child. With TV’s now being so slim and light, and furniture being a little less sturdy, you’d be amazed at how easy it is for your child to pull them down on top of themselves. If your child is now walking and/or pulling themselves up than you need to do anything in your power to protect them from the dangers in your home. And what better company to trust with making your furniture and TV’s secure than KidCo?
As posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission
A new data report (pdf) shows that between 2000 and 2010, CPSC staff received reports of 245 tip-over-related deaths involving children 8 years old and younger. More than 90 percent of the incidents involved children 5 years old and younger. In more than half of the 245 fatalities (56%), the child was crushed by the weight of the television, furniture, or appliance. The majority of these children suffered fatal injuries to the head (67%).
In addition, more than 22,000 children 8 years old and younger are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year (2008-2010) for injuries related to instability or tipover of televisions, furniture, and appliances. And like the fatalities, a majority of these injuries (56%) are to the head.
Those numbers are just scary! To help protect our children, KidCo offers all your baby proofing needs. Two great product that they offer is the anti tip furniture strap, and anti tip TV strap. These straps connect to the wall and prevent your unsturdy furniture from tipping onto your child. As the statistics suggest, this is a HUGE problem in households today, and doing whatever we can to protect our curious children is definitely worth it.
To promote child safety, KidCo is offering TWO that’s right TWO Mommies With Style readers a TV strap, AND a Furniture strap! The giveaway will run until Friday October 14th, and two winners will be chosen.
To enter, go to the KidCo website and leave a comment telling what baby proofing product you use the most.
I was provided with the KidCo TV strap and furniture strap for the purposes of this post. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.