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Cool, Clean, And Safe: Sanus TV Mount Giveaway #TVSafety

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With the Super Bowl looming, people all over are headed out to buy new televisions…and usually a flat screen tv at that. We got one last Christmas and have enjoyed watching everything from our favorite movies to, of course, the Super Bowl on it.  One of the things we made sure of when we first bought our flat screen is that we had the means to secure it.  Right now it’s on a mounted TV stand but I am hoping to upgrade that to a SANUS wall mount.  The statics have made me make that a priority this year.  The last thing I want when we are having a gathering is an accident to happen, which means I have to do my part to make sure everything is secure so the fun can begin.

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Did you know in 2012 the CPSC revealed a child is killed every THREE weeks from TV instability and that another estimated 18,900 people head to the ER every year due to TV tipping injuries.  That is an astounding number and I think so many of those could be prevented if we all made sure to secure our televisions properly.  Here are a few other findings to keep in mind:

  • 215 deaths due to tipping TVs were reported from 2000-2011, 96% of which were children under 10 years old.
  • 29 deaths were reported from tipping TVs in 2011
  • Approximately 106,800 ER visits happened from TV tip-overs in 2006-2011
  • 47% of TV tip-over related injuries happen to children under the age of 5
  • Tip-over related injuries increased by 31% in the last 10 years

With only 25% of adults taking action to secure their TVs to a wall that number could rise and I, for one, don’t want that happening.  It doesn’t matter if you are having a quiet night in or a viewing party, there is always a chance of tip-over if you don’t properly secure your flat screen.  Mounting your flat screen is the most safe and secure way to avoid those TV tip-over related injuries and/or deaths.  Knowing I could be saving a life is all the incentive I need to make sure our flat screen is secured.   Take the time to learn a little more by visiting www.tvsafety.orgTVSafety on Facebook, and @TVSafety on twitter (#TVSafety) Be safe and secure your TV with a SANUS wall mount to stay safe and have peace of mind.

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**I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Burst Media on behalf of Sanus TV Safety. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, but my opinions are my own.**

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!

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    Sandy VanHoey :

    I am concerned for my daughters tv with having 3 children and they tend to climb. They recently almost had their tv fall after kids broke table it was on. A wall mount would certainly help eliminate a lot of worrying

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    My sons tv sits on his dresser but the base is broken and duct taped
    homejobsbymom recently posted…Teen Birthday Party Ideas: A Haunted House Themed BirthdayMy Profile

  3. 3

    I have 3 boys who are always touching things they shouldn’t. Having a solid tv mount would ensure me feeling safeR with them playing in the living area.
    rachel recently posted…Handstand Friday!My Profile

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    the tv may fall over

  5. 5

    My concern is my son pulling the TV over onto himself.

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    Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) :

    we have too many wires everywhere!!

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    We have a traditional TV right now, although we are planning to upgrade to a flat screen within the next few weeks. A toppling TV has been a concern for me all along. Our entertainment center helps prevent a tip-over for now. When we put in the new TV, it will be a bit more challenging because it won’t fit in the existing space, making tipover a greater risk.

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    Cassandra Eastman :

    I have a 3 1/2 year old and 15 month old, our tv is set on a tv stand currently, but flat screen can easily fall over and my kids love to climb! Of course they wouldn’t do it when we are around because they know they aren’t allowed, but it scares me a little! A tv mount would be great, thanks for the review!

  9. 9

    I’m worried it will tip off the dresser in the bedroom because it’s not wide enough for the stand.

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    Brandon Dithrich :

    my sister is going to be having a baby in a few months and our flat screen tv currently is on a thin stand and im really nervous about it falling and this wall mount would be super great to put up just in time for when its born and grows up so it does not fall down!

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    Wanda McHenry :

    I’m worried it will fall while I’m dusting around it because it’s so light.

  12. 12

    Right now our tv is just on a stand. Living in California, having things bolted down in case of earthquakes is normal. My daughter and dog like to chase each other around the living room too. While our tv is only 37″ we would still be at a loss if it broke.
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    Nataly Carbonell :

    My daughter once crawled on this huge old tv once she fell with the tv on top of her tiny little skinny legs, it was a miracle that nothing bad happened to her. I am very concerned about this happening again.

  14. 14

    I’m afraid that my kids can pull the TV over them.
    Thanks for the chance!

  15. 15

    Well we have a flat screen but it now sits on our old TV stand. Dying to put it on the wall
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  16. 16

    My daughter has a 15 month old and has her tv on a small stand in their room. Baby and mom live with us and we have NOT had babyproofing since our (now) 13 year old was a tiny one. We know we still have lots of safety points to consider in a household of 2 teens, mom and dad, and a mom with baby, but the TV thing is the thing that scares me most. We just took our bedroom tv out into our porch and THAT old 32 incher easily weighed 40 lbs and could have killed a 20 lb baby. We sure hope we can get a good wall mount soon. thanks!

  17. 17

    im always afraid my daughter is going to pull the cord or the tv will fall on her!

  18. 18

    I have a 36″ old TV on top of an armoire in my bedroom. Until I had grandchildren I didn’t worry about it, but now I worry they will climb on the armoire and tip it over on themselves.

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    my tv is on a small tv stand and it worries me it will get pulled off and would love to winthis for that reason

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