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    Esther Rantzen

    The dangers of not having a TV secured around children


    Not having a TV secured around children can be incredibly dangerous. Children tend to be hugely inquisitive, and many are too young to grasp the risks they are taking when they play around television sets. When it comes to television, many parents are more concerned about the content shown on them than their physical dangers, but it’s vital that we don’t underestimate the hazards that are posed by TV sets. Read on to find out more about the dangers of TV tip-overs and what to do if someone is hurt because of a fault with a television.

    Risks of not having a TV secured around children

    Most tip-overs affect children aged five and under but accidents can happen where older children and adults are concerned. One of the reasons children get so close to televisions is because they are drawn to the pictures and sounds that come from them. Older children may get too close to sets whilst playing games on them and may knock into them whilst they are playing.

    Placing and anchoring your set effectively can help you prevent accidents. You should not place your set on top of an item of furniture like a chest of drawers if children are around as this can increase the likelihood of an accident occurring significantly. In fact, it’s best to ensure all the TVs in your home are anchored if children are around. The stands they sit on should also have anchoring. Safety straps can also be incredibly useful when it comes to preventing accidents. Why not invest in wall mounts for your televisions if you have children? Please don’t underestimate how risky not having a TV secured around children can be.

    Ready to get in touch?

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you if you or your child have had an accident with a TV and it wasn’t your fault? Perhaps a TV hurt your child in a public place like a hotel? Maybe the accident happened because of a manufacturing fault? Whatever the case, we would like to hear from you if a non-fault accident has occurred. We have dealt with a large number of cases like this in the past and always do all we can to bring you the maximum level of compensation for your situation. Call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) to learn more.

    Date Published: May 11, 2017

    Author: SM Content

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