Keeping your children safe from heavy furniture – Kern Golden Empire

You may have seen the recent chilling video of a dresser falling on two small boys. Luckily, that story ended with a sigh of relief, but that’s not always the case.

Protecting your child can be a full time job and requires parents to always be alert.

Carla Phillips is a new mother. She rocks her six-week-old boy Connor to sleep, but as a new mother, her perspective has changed.

She’s going through what she needs to do to protect her baby. A jaw dropping video shocked the nation as a dresser fell on two young boys. Thankfully, it all ended well, but the video serves as a reminder of the dangers in the home surrounding young kids.

Tall dressers and big screen TVs can topple easily, breaking bones and causing brain injury. The best way to prevent an accident is to attach the furniture to the wall. It can be as simple as strapping your furniture to the wall, making the home a little safer.

For more information on how to properly secure your furniture and other appliances to reduce an accident, visit anchorit.gov.

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