Having a huge flat screen TV is the pinnacle of home theater entertainment. The perfect place to catch a game, watch the kids play video games or round up the whole family for a movie night. But if your TV is sitting on a piece of furniture, it also comes with a hidden danger—the possibility that it can be bumped or tipped off its stand.
You might be surprised to know that in a three year span, close to 19,000 reported injuries resulted from falling televisions and 47% of TV tip-over related injuries happened to children under the age of five.
Luckily, there’s a mount for that.
The safest way to ensure a flat panel TV won’t fall over, especially in high traffic areas, is to mount it to the wall where it’s safe from prying hands or rogue toys. A product like the EZMount OMH takes less than 10 minutes to install and has a locking system that prevents your TV from being bumped off of the mount. The fact that it’s UL certified offers added peace of mind.
Reference: November 2012 Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report “Product Instability or Tip-Over Injuries and Fatalities Associated with Television, Furniture, and Appliances: 2012 Report” https://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/135118/tipover2012.pdf