TV and Furniture Tip-overs

Tv Tipover

Every week a child dies from a television tipping over. Over the past 10 years, a child visited the emergency room every 45 minutes because of a TV tipping over. Top-heavy furniture, TVs and appliances can be unsteady, and if pulled or climbed on, they can tip over and seriously injure young children. Over the last 10 years, Rayanna Harshinjuries from TV tip-overs have risen by 31 percent. Young children are at greatest risk and 7 out of 10 children injured by TV tip-overs are 5 years old or younger. These tragedies are completely preventable with just a few simple precautions.

“The TV weighed 90 pounds, my baby girl only 37.” -Sarah Harsh, mother of Rayanna Harsh On January 21, 2014, 2-year-old Rayanna Harsh from Salina, Kansas, was killed by a television tip-over. In her memory, we ask all parents and caregivers to follow these safety tips.

Check out this infographic on TV tip-overs.

Watch this video from The Today Showon the danger of TV Tip-overs.

Watch this video on how to keep your child safe from TV and furniture tip-overs:

On November 1, 2007, Charlie Horn, a 2-year-old Kansas City boy, was killed when he attempted to climb a 30″ dresser in his home. Charlie’s House is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education on home safety to families. Fundraising is underway to build a safety demonstration house that will provide adults with real-life demonstrations, examples and resources on children’s safety.
Visit www.charlieshouse.org.