Consumer Resources

TV Tip-Over Prevention

Did you know that children under age 5 account for most of the TV tip-over injuries, and about half (47 percent) of TV and furniture tip-over incidents happen in a bedroom?

Although TVs have evolved into thinner, lighter, flat-screen displays, 34 percent of U.S. households still have at least one tube style CRT TV in their home. When placed on an improper piece of furniture for their size and weight, TVs and the furniture can tip over.

Keep Your Children Safe

  • Properly place your old TV. If you have a heavier, box-style TV, place it on a low, stable piece of furniture that is appropriate for the TV’s size and weight. 
  • Secure your flat-panel TV. Be sure your flat-panel TV is properly secured with a mount that has a safety certification by an independent laboratory, such as UL, CSA or ETL. 
  • Recycle your TV. Find a location near your home that safely and responsibly recycles unwanted TVs.
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TV Tip-Over Initiatives

National TV Safety Day, celebrated the day before the big game, aims to raise awareness about TV tip-overs and educate parents and caregivers about the importance of securing TVs and removing unwanted TVs from the home and recycling them.