Ten Tips to Prevent Tip-over Accidents
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Ten Tips to Prevent Tip-over Accidents

Modern technological equipments at home have made life easier and comfortable. They are meant to make work easier and enjoyable. But appliances and furniture such as television can be dangerous if they are involved in tip-over accidents. Every day hundreds of tip-over accidents and fatalities are reported, most of them were kids between the age of one and ten. Homes can prevent such tip-over accidents and casualties if they take enough care in placing and handling appliances and furniture.

Accidents in the modern world have become very common. Modern technological equipments at home have made life easier and comfortable. They are meant to make work easier and enjoyable. But appliances and furniture such as television can be dangerous if they are involved in tip-over accidents.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission of the US has reported that more than 43,000 Americans underwent treatments in emergency rooms in various hospitals of the country between the years 2008 and 2010 just for tip-over accidents. They had injuries related to the instability of furniture and appliances. Hundreds of fatalities also were reported, most of them were kids between the age of one and ten.

This shows the necessity of creating awareness about the dangers of unsecured furniture and televisions.

Tip-over deaths and injuries are preventable

Homes can prevent such tip-over accidents and casualties if they take enough care in placing and handling appliances and furniture. They should secure safety.

Ten tips to prevent tip-over accidents

1) One of the important methods to prevent tip-over accidents is to fix the appliances and furniture anchored to the wall. walls can be repaired even if they are damaged. But what about valuable lives?

2) People should be aware that the kids may try to climb and pull the shelves and drawers which may cause injuries. Many safety devices are available today to prevent and protect children from such accidents.

3) Flat screen televisions are safer when they are mounted well on the walls than placing them on furniture.

4) While loading the dresser drawers, first place the heaviest at the bottom and the lightest things in the top drawers.

5) Do not put anything on the top of dressers. Children may be tempted to climb up and pull them.

6) If you think anything may endanger children keep it away from the sight of children. Children are always curious to try such things.

7) Never assume that children will be careful in climbing and taking things that may put them in danger. They may forget the instructions and warnings of the elders. Mischief of children may end in fatal accidents.

8)  Secure computer monitors safely so that they may not cause danger in children.

9) Parents and elders should check the safety straps frequently  to be sure that the children are are in reaching the appliances and handling them.

10) Check if all the items in the house, that are prone to cause danger, are secure and accident-proof. Anything that is large in size may cause danger in children.

Safety first should be the slogan of fixing every household appliance. Homeowner should not postpone the security measures.

 

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