A lot of people in the United States still have the old type of large tube televisions. These old apparatuses can be very dangerous, especially for small children due to how heavy they are. Tube TVs should never be mounted on the wall. Wall-mounting equipment is not designed to handle the amount of pounds these devices weigh.
Tube Televisions Falling on Children
An estimated 62% of all deaths related to furniture involve a television and children. Children can get hit in the head if they attempt to climb on a piece of furniture and the TV falls on them.
Replacing old tube TVs with more modern flat screen TVs is a good option for avoiding any possible accidents in the future. Big televisions are a huge risk for small children. Between 1990 and 2011, over 17,000 children were injured due to a big tv, according to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.
If it’s not feasible to replace the old tube television for any reason, it’s important to place the TV on a sturdy piece of furniture that won’t allow it to tip easily over. Parents could also use a strap to secure the television to the wall for extra security. This should be done if you live in an area prone to earthquakes.