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Anchor It: Secure furnture and tv's from tipover accidents

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KidCo Anti-Tip Furniture Strap

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission's new website AnchorIt.gov a child is injured every 24 minutes due to a furniture or tv tipover. They created the website to further spread the word about the potential dangers and to suggest remedies for the problem.

They also report that a child dies on average every two weeks due to such accidents.

These types of accidents can be avoided by installing safety straps that can be attached to top-heavy furniture and televisions and then attached to the adjoining wall.

Another good tip is to remove colorful and desirable objects from on top dressers, shelves, or other tall furniture. A lot of the accidents occur when the child climbs to retrieve the object.

KidCo Anti-Tip Tv Strap

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