Disclaimer: I was provided a TV mount for review as a part of SANUS’s Safety Initiative. Prize for giveaway provided by SANUS. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
See Red watching Saturday morning television last winter in the photo? It is one of the few photos that shows our big ‘ol den TV (55″), along with the tall bookshelves that made our media setup. Pretty deadly for a walking/running/grabbing baby. The bookshelves weren’t even attached to the wall and the TV wasn’t secured down. …parents of the year, right?! Thankfully, we devised a plan before it turned into an ER visit from a TV-tip over.
The shelves went to live in a baby-free zone, but the TV remained on the low bachelor pad media center table. When E came to live with us for 5 weeks, we suddenly had a deluge of 4 licked-cracker hands trying to touch Elmo’s furry face. Big fat fail. We were seconds from having the giant tv give us our first ER visit.
Did you know that TVs are now made with such ultra thin designs that they can easily be pulled or knocked off of furniture? These falling giants can cause a pretty bad injury, or even worse; death (super scary… sorry). SANUS, the leading designer and manufacturer of flat panel TV wall mounts, and Safe Kids Worldwide are helping bring this risk to the attention of families, educating their consumers on the risks of unsecured televisions as they hope to reduce TV tip-over related injuries and fatalities.
We decided to convert the entire layout of the den, starting with the TV. We specifically chose a SANUS TV Mount because of the easy 1 – 2 – 3 installation with a wall template to ensure even placement (Hubs had it up in minutes!) We also watched online video instructions and ALL the hardware required was in included in the box (well, not the drill of course – make sure you charge that puppy UP!). There is also a customer service line for help 6 days of the week.
When we were done mounting the SANUS mount and flat panel TV, we felt so much better – Red was now no longer in reach of the TV, and the danger was gone. Not to mention, Hubs didn’t have to clean the screen once a day to get rid of the cracker-mess! 🙂 We still have to work to get the shelves up and the cords dealt with, but what a relief this was!
I encourage you to follow my lead and join SANUS in their efforts and advocate mounting of flat panel TV’s in your homes.