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Furniture Anchoring Reduces Risk of Tipping Accidents

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about three children are injured every hour in the United States when a television, piece of furniture or appliance that is not secured tips over on them. In nearly 30 percent of these accidents, both a television and the furniture holding it fall.

A variety of tip restraint products are available to help secure items in your home, from plastic brackets to nylon straps to galvanized steel cable. All of these restraints typically include one bracket for the wall and one for the furniture or television. These anti-tip products can be easily found online or in the child-proofing section of baby stores and home improvement stores. Most manufacturers recommend installing the wall anchor in a wall stud.

Parker Furniture cares about the safety and welfare of all its customers and offers these tips

additional tips for storing items property to reduce the risk of injury:

  • Always place the heaviest items in the lowest drawers of storage units such as dressers or chests.

  • Do not place a TV on any furniture that is not specifically designed to hold electronics. Chests and bookcases pose significant hazards when misused in this way.

  • Never allow children to climb or hang on drawers, doors or shelves of furniture.

  • Never open more than one drawer at a time. Install stops on drawers (if they don’t already have them) to prevent them from being pulled out all the way.

  • Keep remote controls, toys and other enticing items off the tops of TVs and other furniture where children can see but not reach them.

  • Always place TVs on sturdy, low bases. Always anchor the furniture and the TV.

At Parker Furniture, we are proud to offer a large selection of indoor and outdoor furnishings by name-brand manufacturers — pieces that speak to aesthetics, functionality and safety. We have served multiple generations of customers with high quality products and the utmost in customer service. Find out what’s in store for you…give us a call today!

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