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Why Anchor It

Anchoring furniture prevents tip-over incidents

• According to CPSC’s latest report, 459 children have died from tip-over incidents since 2000 in the United States.
• 67 percent of child tip-over fatalities since 2000 involved children between 1 and 3.5 years old.
• 83 percent of child tip-over fatalities since 2000 involve children 1 month to 14 years old.
• An estimated average 12,500 children have been injured and treated at an emergency department due to furniture and TV tip-over incidents each year from 2016 to 2018.
• About every 43 minutes a child in the U.S. is injured from a TV or furniture tip-over incident. Properly mounting or anchoring a TV can prevent these tragic incidents.
• About every 12 days, someone dies when a television, a piece of furniture or an appliance falls on him.

What is a tip-over incident?

A furniture tip-over can occur anytime something large and heavy becomes unbalanced. When kids are young and active, they tend to look for new places to explore. That sometimes includes climbing dressers or bookshelves, or reaching for things in high-up places that causes furniture to tip-over.

What types of furniture tip-over?

Large and heavy pieces of furniture can tip over when a child climbs or pulls on it, such as:
• Dressers
• Bookshelves
• TVs
• TV stands

Why should people be concerned about tip-over incidents?

  • Nearly 40 kids a day are injured by a tip-over incident.
  • On average, 2 to 3 kids die each month from a tip-over incident.

Where do tip-over incidents occur?

• Approximately 9 out of 10 furniture tip-over deaths occur in the home.
• The most important room to safeguard is the bedroom; almost half of all tip-over deaths occur in a bedroom.

Who is affected by tip-over incidents?

• Most tip-over deaths involve children ages 1 to 4.

What can parents and caregivers do to prevent tip-over incidents?

• Take five minutes to save your kid’s life – visit How To Anchor It to learn how easy and inexpensive it is to anchor your furniture and TVs.

Facts and Figures

91%

91 percent of tip-over fatalities occur in the home.

2/3

2/3 of TV and furniture tip-over fatalities involve toddlers.

51%

51 percent of tip-over fatalities occur in a bedroom.

majority

The majority of tip-over incidents result in head injuries.

Anchor It! Videos

REAL MOMS URGE PARENTS TO ANCHOR IT

Three moms share their personal furniture and TV tip-over tragedies in hopes that other children might be saved. Anchor It! and save a child.

REAL MOMS URGE PARENTS TO ANCHOR IT! – SHANE

“A lot of people use the excuse, ‘I watch my children, so I don’t have to anchor my furniture.’ I will tell you, you are not faster than a falling TV or a falling dresser.” – Lisa Siefert, Shane’s Foundation

REAL MOMS URGE PARENTS TO ANCHOR IT! – CHANCE

“Don’t take a chance on this ever happening to you. No parent should ever have to go through this.” – Keisha Bowles, Another Day Another “Chance”

REAL MOMS URGE PARENTS TO ANCHOR IT! – MEGHAN

“Please don’t think that this can’t happen to you… This is something that, literally, $5 and 15 minutes could have prevented.” – Kimberly Amato, Meghan’s Hope

TV/FURNITURE TIP-OVER TRAGEDIES

Unanchored furniture and TVs can present a serious risk of injury. See why.

NEAR MISS TRAGEDY

David recounts the night his family had a near miss tragedy.

The threat is serious, but the solution is simple. Find out how to take the knowledge you’ve gained to empower your community to keep kids safe.

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