The Dangers of Mounting your own TV
The evidence is mounting. An estimated 38,000 people per year are treated for injuries occurring from TVs and furniture that were unsecured.
With the excitement of a new flat screen TV, not many people consider the danger the new TV poses to young children. A child can simply grab hold of the TV stand, and send it crashing onto a tiny body. The high incidence of these accidents has even prompted the Consumer Products and Safety Commission to launch a new campaign called, “Anchor It,” an outreach campaign aimed at educating consumers about the dangers of unsecured televisions and furniture. On average, one child dies every two weeks when a TV or furniture falls onto him or her.
It is always best to use a professional when mounting or installing a Television. When a professional mounts your TV, he/she will create the perfect installation to hide all wires and cables, and properly installing the mounts that best works for the area you want your TV to be. Professionals know the difference between fire place mounts, regular wall mounts, and outdoor mounts. Typically a professional will charge anywhere from $191 to $422, depending on the size of TV and the location you wish to install it. Using a professional helps put your mind at ease knowing your TV is properly mounted. It is such a small price to pay for the peace of mind knowing your family is safe.
The most important piece of safety advice is to pay attention to your kids and make sure they know the rules around the TV (no climbing, pulling or horsing around in the vicinity of the TV); but because kids will be kids, make sure you also hire a professional to secure your TV and furniture.
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