by Perry Solomon
It’s coming…Super Bowl Sunday. America’s unofficial national holiday where millions of people will gather around their big screen TVs to watch the Patriots vs. Seahawks. Sales of big screen TVs tend to skyrocket near the Super Bowl as many folks upgrade their old and bulky CRT TVs to super slim LED HDTVs. What most people do not realize, however, is that many CRT televisions don’t go into retirement but are often placed in spare bedrooms, garages and other secondary rooms. According to Kids Safe Worldwide, 41% of U.S. households report having at least one CRT TV in their home and that these heavy TVs are often placed on dressers or high furniture that can tip over and cause serious injuries, even death, if a child climbs onto the furniture.
Did you know?
- Every 3 weeks in the U.S., a child dies from a television tipping over.
- Every 45 minutes a child is injured because of a TV tipping over.
We didn’t either so after hearing about these avoidable statistics, Aleratec decided to join CEA in its efforts to support National TV Safety Day. Safe Kids Worldwide and CEA are teaming up on January 31, 2015, the day before the Super Bowl, for National TV Safety Day to help raise awareness about TV tip-overs. The organization is asking families to add one important task to their Super Bowl prep work and do a quick check of their homes and make sure their TVs are safely secured and properly placed. Even that brand new flat screen could injure a child if it’s not secured correctly.
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To find out more on National TV Safety Day and CEA’s partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide, view the CEA webinar. Thanks for your support!