There is a danger sitting in your house. In fact, there are probably several of them. Your television, if not properly secured, poses a risk of injury to children.

More than 100 children visit hospital emergency departments every year in Canada due to toppling televisions. Older models of televisions are bigger in size, but they are not always heavier in weight. A 33-inch screen can make a television set 50 per cent heavier than the older 27-inch screens. Even the newer designs of televisions have a large screen and can easily be tipped over.*

The risk of falling objects in the home has always been a serious danger to children. In the past the focus was always on dressers and bookshelves, which should definitely be strapped to the wall, but televisions are a serious risk as well. Kids play video games and jump around in front of the tv, and young children may even grab at it or climb tv stands.

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You can secure televisions with a simple flat-screen wall-mount or through a safety strap such as the Sanus Anti-Tip Safety Strap. Best Buy Canada offers a variety of easy and affordable solutions and if you’re unsure of the proper installation, the Best Buy Geek Squad team provides services to professionally mount your TV to give you piece of mind that the job is done right. Take a look at these options:

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Sanus Anti-Tip Safety Strap

The Sanus Elements Anti-Tip Safety Strap attaches your TV to the wall, helping to reduce the risk of your TV or furniture accidentally tipping, creating a safe environment in any room. Its unique 3-point attachment design allows the TV to continue to swivel left or right on its pedestal base, if it has one.

Price: $19.99 CAD
Available at Best Buy and BestBuy.ca

tv wall mountSanus Wall Mounts

Keep your TV away from little hands and playful pets, by safely mounting it on your wall with a Sanus wall mount. Sanus offers a variety of wall mount solutions that support TVs from 13”-90” with features that range from simple tilt to full motion movement.

Price: $39.99-599.99
Available at Best Buy and BestBuy.ca

Geek Squad TV Installation Services

Best Buy Canada’s Geek Squad team provides a number of in-home television set up services to give you piece of mind that your home entertainment technology is installed safely and soundly. Services range from Standard Set Up that includes delivery, installation and demonstration of basic functions; to the Elite Premium Service Package that includes delivery, installation, connection to up to 3 devices in your home, dressing of wires, 3-year, 24/7 hour support and more.

Price: $249.99-530.00 CAD
Available at Best Buy and through
1-800-GEEKSQUAD

We have three large screen televisions in the house, and two of them are secured to the wall. My husband put them up himself, and while he managed, it wasn’t the easiest job to do on his own. When we finished painting our living room, we will get the last one attached to the wall by a professional. With my little nieces playing nearby when they visit, I want to ensure it is attached in a safe and secure manner.

 

*Source: http://www.parachutecanada.org/injury-topics/item/home-safety-around-the-house#sthash.q0zGhKF7.dpuf
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