Firefighters Ask: Is Your Television Secure?
While many parents go to great lengths to keep children from viewing inappropriate television content, few adults realize that "unsecured" televisions and other household items can be a lethal danger.
That's why the Los Angeles Fire Department encourages you to watch this short video from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)...
Thousands of preventable injuries - including more than a dozen deaths, occur each year when children climb, fall against or pull themselves onto "unsecured" furnishings, often in an attempt to access a television or other heavy appliance.
Thankfully, there are simple, low-cost steps that can prevent death and injuries associated with furniture, television and appliance tip-overs:
For more information, including a safety alert and flyer, please visit:
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department