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There are lots of opportunities for big kids to play or watch TV around the house. This is also the age when resourceful kids learn to pull out drawers and climb to the top of a dresser, which can be dangerous. With these simple precautions, you can keep your big kids safe from TV and furniture tip-overs.
Top Safety Tips
- Assess the stability of the TVs in your home
- Mount flat-screen TVs to the wall to prevent them from toppling off stands. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that you have a secure fit
- If you have a large, heavy, old-style cathode ray tube (CRT) TV, place it on a low, stable piece of furniture.
- Use brackets, braces or wall straps to secure unstable or top-heavy furniture to the wall.