When we first moved into our previous home, I transformed an old bench from an antique mall into a unique TV stand. But there were always a few things I still wanted to improve about our TV set-up. I’ve always wanted to have our TV mounted on the wall and eliminate the clutter of cords visible behind and around it.
But even more important than design benefits, is the safety concern. Flat panel TVs can easily tip over when bumped or pulled, toppling off of furniture and harming little ones. SANUS, the leading manufacturer of flat panel TV wall mounts has partnered with Safe Kids Worldwide to educate consumers on the risk of unsecured flat panel TVs. And that’s a campaign I can definitely get behind!
A 2011 US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report on flat panel TV safety revealed:
- A child is killed every three weeks from an unsecured TV
- Every 45 minutes a child visits an emergency room due to a TV tip-over related injury
- Between 2000 and 2011, 215 fatalities have resulted from TV tip-over
- An estimated 17,000 people each year, the majority of which are children, are treated for injuries from TV tip-overs
- Reported cases have increased almost 25% from 2006 to 2010, and over the last 10 years, injuries have increased by 31%
So please make sure your TV is safe by mounting it to the wall or using anti-tip tv safety straps!
Now, on to the good part, the giveaway! One lucky Real Life Notes Reader will win a SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180. Sanus TV wall mounts are easy to install, coming with a wall template to ensure even placement. No additional tools are necessary for installation; everything is included in the package! There is live customer support available 6 days a week. My favorite extra feature of the Sanus TV wall mount is that it can shift laterally to ensure perfect TV placement, even with off-center wall studs.
Giveaway Disclosure: No purchase necessary to win. Entrants must be 18 years of age and live in USA. To enter giveaways, simply follow instructions on the blog giveaway post. Additional entries as specified on the blog giveaway post (such as following on Facebook, Twitter, etc.) are optional and are not required. Winners selected at random.
Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be randomly selected. Real Life Notes and Jill Schrader are not responsible for prize fulfillment of this giveaway. Giveaway does NOT include installation of wall mount. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway ends July 21st at midnight.