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Heavy objects

Children under five are most at risk from TVs and other heavy objects toppling over onto them.

TVs whether flat-screen or an older model, should always be anchored to the wall to prevent tip-overs

Keep your TV secure by following these top tips:

  • 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.
  • Place large, heavy, old-style cathode ray tube (CRT) TV, on a low, stable piece of furniture.
  • Use brackets, braces or wall straps.
  • If you are not using a TV stand, place the TV as far back as possible on a low, stable surface.
  • Keep TV cords behind furniture where children cannot reach them
  • Do not use TV cabinets with drawers immediately under the TV as this is more likely to overturn when a loaded drawer is open. Children might also use the drawer as a step.

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