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Parents and Caregivers

Where to purchase anti-tip devices

• Online
• Home improvement stores
• Electronic stores
• Mass merchandise stores

How-to videos

HOW TO ANCHOR FURNITURE – DRYWALL

Shows how to anchor furniture to a wall to prevent tip-overs.

HOW TO ANCHOR FURNITURE – BRICK

Shows how to anchor furniture to a brick wall to prevent tip-overs.

Tips and tricks to keep children safe

• Use sturdy furniture designed to hold TVs, such as television stands or media centers.
• Mount flat-screen TVs to the wall or furniture to prevent them from falling over.
• Secure TVs even if they are not wall-mounted with an anti-tip device.
• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to secure TVs properly.
• Secure top-heavy furniture with anti-tip devices, whether it’s old or new.
• Remove items that might tempt kids to climb, such as toys and remote controls, from the top of TV and furniture.


Use sturdy furniture

Televisions should only be placed on furniture designed to hold a television, such as television stands or media centers.

Secure your TV

Televisions that are not wall mounted should still be anchored to the wall.

Mount flat-screen TVs

Mount flat-screen TVs to the wall or to furniture to prevent them from toppling over.

Follow instructions

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to secure TVs and furniture properly.

Low and stable – CRT TV

CRT televisions should only be placed on furniture designed to hold a television, and should be anchored to the wall or the TV stand.

Secure top-heavy furniture

Existing furniture can be anchored with inexpensive anti-tip brackets. New furniture, such as dressers, are sold with anti-tip devices. Install them right away.

Remove tempting objects

Remove items that might tempt kids to climb, such as toys and remote controls, from the top of the TV and furniture

Purchase Anti-Tip Devices

Anti-tip devices are sold online and in-stores for prices ranging from $5 to $25. Consumers can visit their local home improvement, electronic or mass merchandise store to purchase anti-tip devices. An online search for “anti-tip strap” or “anti-tip kit” will result in a variety of purchase options.  Install the anti-tip devices according to manufacturer instructions, and always double check the attachment points to make sure the device is secure.

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