2 Incidents in the Last 2 weeks of Televisions Falling Down on Babies

I read an article 2 days ago in The New York Daily News about a 2-year-old Brooklyn girl, who was playing in the living room, when the TV toppled off the stand clipping her in the head. A week before last, I had read another article in the same paper about a 1 year old baby boy pulling on the TV wire and the TV toppling down on his head. Apparently the boy’s grandfather left the boy alone for a minute to fix him a bottle.

The fact that these accidents happened is very upsetting. It could happen to any parent. We have all been in the situation where we are watching our little ones, and the phone rings, or the door bell rings and we turn our back for a second. It just takes a second!

Parents, it is very important to make sure your TV cannot be pulled down. Ways to ensure this are to mount the TV high enough so it is out of the baby’s reach, if the TV is in reach, make sure it is secured to the wall with an anti-tip device. Wires pose another danger. A child can pull on the TV wire causing the TV to come toppling down. It is important to secure wires so that they are out of your child’s reach.

If you need help securing your TV or wires, please feel free to call us and we can help you.