What Every Parent Needs to Know About TV Tip-Overs + SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount Giveaway

Being a mom of seven means safety is a big importance in our home. We observe everything from cabinet locks to wall mounts, but what about the TV. While so far we have been lucky enough to not have a tragic experience, I will say that at least once one of my children have manages to have their TV land on the floor. Even thinking about what would have happened if my three year old would have been in the way is heart stopping. For this reason and more we are happy to partner with SANUS on a children’s TV safety campaign.

For many Americans, a flat panel TV is a great way to enjoy family time and entertainment.  However, most parents are unaware of the safety risks that flat panel TVs pose for kids.  Due to increasing size and new ultra thin designs, today’s flat panel TVs can easily tip over when bumped or pulled, toppling off of furniture and causing injury or even death.                                        

Bringing this risk to the forefront, SANUS, the leading designer and manufacturer of flat panel TV wall mounts, has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide.  By educating consumers on the risk of unsecured flat panel TV’s, SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide offer safe solutions for families across the nation by reducing TV tip-over related injuries and fatalities.

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A 2011 US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report on flat panel TV safety revealed:

  • ·         A child is killed every three weeks from an unsecured TV
  • ·         Every 45 minutes a child visits an emergency room due to a TV tip-over related injury
  • ·         Between 2000 and 2011, 215 fatalities have resulted from TV tip-over
  • ·         An estimated 17,000 people each year, the majority of which are children, are treated for injuries from TV tip-overs
  • ·         Reported cases have increased almost 25% from 2006  to 2010, and over the last 10 years, injuries have increased by 31%
SANUS TV Mounting Tips:
  • Easy 1, 2, 3 installation with a wall template to ensure even placement
  • Online video walkthrough of simple installation available at any time
  • No additional tools necessary – all required installation hardware is included in package
  • Live customer support available 6 days a week

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Purchase your SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180 from Wal-Mart {available nationwide}.

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One lucky reader will receive a SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180 {fitted to your TV size}!

Giveaway ends July 3rd at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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