How to keep children safe from falling furniture – WKMG Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – A viral video that showed a 2-year-old boy lifting a dresser off his twin brother has prompted News 6 to help parents and guardians get results by preventing a similar accident from happening in their homes.

The Utah father posted the heart-stopping video to YouTube, but only after reservations.

“I’ve been a little hesitant to post this. But I feel it’s not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible,” Ricky Shoff wrote on Facebook. “We are so grateful for the bond that these twin brothers share.”

The child was crying, but he appeared to be OK.

The video was captured on a nursery surveillance camera.

News 6 anchor Justin Warmoth learned that the impact of a falling piece of furniture can be 10 times more powerful than being hit by an NFL lineman. 

According to officials, a child dies every two weeks from falling furniture or a heavy TV.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said parents should purchase anchors to bolt their heavy furniture and equipment to the walls of their homes.

In an initiative called Anchor It, several parents discussed losing their children in accidents involving falling furniture.

“Our family didn’t know about anchoring furniture. It’s a hidden danger in the home,” a mother said.

“Instead of putting a hole in the wall, I have to carry this hole in my heart,” another woman said.

“You’re not supposed to bury your child,” another mother said. “If we had known the steps we could have taken, it wouldn’t have happened.”

Watch News 6 for more on this story.

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