Prevent Tip Overs

anchor_it.pngU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

November 9, 2017

Anchor It! to Prevent Tip Overs

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#AnchorIt      #FijaloBien!   #FixezLes       #MaakZeVast             #Fixai

Across 19 countries and in five languages, the safety message is the same: AnchorIt! to prevent tip overs. Between November 6 and 10, 2017, CPSC and product safety agencies from around the world will promote global awareness of TV and furniture tip-over hazards.

In the United States, more than 30,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year, due a TV or furniture tip-over incident. About one child dies every 2 weeks.

Young children, ages 1 to 3, are curious! They attempt to exert their independence by dressing themselves and climbing on furniture to reach for a favorite toy or other item. 
While this curiosity is a natural part of development, it also puts young children at risk of being injured or killed in tip-over incidents.

To protect against tip-over danger as child development progresses, CPSC urges three simple steps:

  1. Anchor top-heavy furniture, such as dressers, armoires and bookshelves.
  2. Secure TVs to the base or wall.
  3. Check for, and act on recalls of products that present tip-over hazards.

Join the international conversation on tip-over prevention by following the hashtags above. Together, we can raise awareness and end deadly tip-over incidents.

CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle Urges Consumers to Anchor It!

About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

 

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

 

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information atwww.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters

 

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline

Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:

800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)

Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime

Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

 

Media Contact

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Spanish: 301-504-7800

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