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TV and Furniture Tip-Over Prevention Tips

Check TVs

  • Assess the stability of the TVs in your home.

Secure TVs

  • Mount flat screen TVs to the wall to reduce the risk of TVs toppling off stands. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure you protect your wall and 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.

Recycle Old TVs

Secure Furniture

  • Use brackets, braces or wall straps to secure unstable or top-heavy furniture to the wall.
  • Install stops on dresser drawers to prevent them from being pulled all the way out. Multiple open drawers can cause the weight to shift, making it easier for a dresser to fall.

Rearrange Household Items

  • Keep heavier items on lower shelves or in lower drawers.
  • Avoid placing remote controls, food, toys or other items in places where kids might be tempted to climb up or reach for them.

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