Television and furniture tipping is becoming an ever-increasing problem to almost epidemic proportions. In the western world, it has been stated that humans (particularly little ones) are as likely to be killed by their own furniture as by terrorism!
According to a 2013 study undertaken by the American Academy of Pediatrics: 'The number of children injured by a TV tip-over has increased 125% between 1990 and 2011. Each year, more than 17,000 children are treated in hospitals for TV-related injuries. That's one child every 30 minutes and children aged five and younger are at the highest risk for injury." Many of these accidents and injuries are minor – bruising, bumps and scrapes – but they are also very are preventable. Sadly, the most alarming statistic of all is that 'once every three weeks in developed countries a child is killed by a TV tip over."
Dreambaby® Director Carolyn Ziegler recently commented: 'As a child safety brand we are very aware of the many tragic accidents that can befall small children. Through constant research and collaboration between medical professionals and stakeholders in the area of worldwide child accident prevention, we work to support and develop safety solutions that directly help young families. Our range of furniture safety tools is designed to work in with the real needs of parents from across the globe by helping to keep their children safe," commented Ziegler.
The Dreambaby range of safety products, made specifically to help prevent heavy items falling include:
Dreambaby Furniture Straps Easy to install, these adjustable, heavy-duty straps help prevent potentially serious accidents by helping to secure furniture such as book cases, dressers and display cabinets in an upright position.
Dreambaby Furniture Anchors are made from heavy-duty steel cable with silicone coating. They are also ideal for securing furniture such as bookcases, dressers and cabinets in an upright position in order to help prevent tipping. They are very easy to install and are perfect for use in many rooms, including all living areas. Also suitable for use in earthquake zones.
Dreambaby Flat Screen TV Saver prevent potentially serious accidents by securing flat screen televisions to the wall or to furniture with adjustable, durable metal fitting straps. Again, these are easy to install and give parents and carers peace of mind when little ones are at home.
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