Saturday, October 12, 2013

Child Safety & Sanus ALF109 TV mount review

I want to take a moment and review tv and furniture tip overs for a moment. I received a Sanus ALF109 TV mount to review and blog about this important issue. This was pretty easy to install and is very secure on the wall. The mount turns the tv side to side a pretty good distance. We have had a tv mount before and this is a very good quality and allows for a range of different flat screens to be used.

As a parent we look for the safest car seat, some make homemade baby food, look for BPA free plastics, refuse plastic toys, cloth diaper, selectively choose vaccines, use outlet covers, baby gates, coffee table bumpers, fireplace gates, door knob covers, window locks, play yards, bike helmets, knee and elbow pads and the like. One thing that is often overlooked is tipped tvs or furniture.

SafeKidsworldwide  shows a clip of the today show showing video of tip overs and how dangerous they can really be. They have a point of view camera showing the impact which is equivalent of an infant falling 10 stories. A mother who lost her child at two years old to this tragedy speaks.

Did you know in 2011 that a child died every ten days from a tipped tv? In the last ten years a child visits the emergency room every 45 minutes due to a tv tipping over on them. If this post can save even ONE life, I have done my job. provides these tips
*assess  the stability of the televisions (and furniture) in your home.
*Mount flat screens tv’s to the wall to prevent toppling of stands
*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 – Straps are less than 20 dollars to secure tv and furniture to the wall.
Check out the 2013 Overview of Child injury Morbidity and mortality in the US.
TV tip-over infographic

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