Secure your home from tipping furniture
When your child begins to crawl and climb, the whole home turns into an exciting adventure land. But, since the toddler doesn’t have any risk awareness, the home environment can hold some hazards, for example furniture that can tip over. Sometimes it can be difficult to see the risks at home where everything is familiar. Here we unravel some common myths and misconceptions that explain why not all chests of drawers have been secured to the wall.
My chest of drawers is heavy, there’s no risk that it will tip over
All furniture can tip over, especially if the drawers are opened and the centre of gravity shifts.
My chest of drawers is low, there’s no risk that it will tip over
Low furniture can tip over too, so always follow the assembly instructions.
The chest of drawers is in a room where the children never play
It’s hard to keep an eye on your children at all times. Many accidents happen when you lack foresight.
I have latched all drawers and doors
That’s all well. But, it doesn’t replace securing the furniture to the wall.
My children are older, they know not to climb the furniture
But, they easily forget. It isn’t all safe just because they are older.
My chest of drawers is stable and from a well-known furniture company
Even the seemingly most stable piece of furniture can tip over.
The risk of accidents seem small, do I have to care?
People are injured in these kinds of accidents every year. There’s no reason to risk the family’s safety.