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PSA of The Day: Securing Furniture with Wall Anchor Straps (UPDATED)

PSA of the Day

Do you remember this post about Meghan’s untimely death at the age of three, after she was found under an unsecured dresser in her room?

Kiddos die from falling furniture?  Horrifying.  Even worse?  I found this startling statistic: According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a child dies every two weeks as a result of falling furniture or TV sets.

I had no idea, did you?

The easy solution is to secure the furniture to the wall with wall anchor straps.  Almost all furniture comes with a kit.  That way if an itty-bitty decides to be an explorer for the day and attempts to scale their dresser without your knowledge, you can worry about one. less. thing.

Go HERE to read the entire post which has links for free retrofit kits.

Then share this post with someone you know with children.

Let’s keep our babies safe.

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UPDATED INFO: If you need anchor wall straps, or know a family that does, you can order them HERE.

 

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Celeste

Thursday 2nd of January 2014

My little guy is 8 months now and starting to pull up on anything and everything....I told my husband just a couple of days ago that we need to get everything anchored to the wall ASAP! I am terrified of something falling on him, and even though I'm with him 24 hours a day I know I can't have my eyes on him non-stop. Thank you so much for sharing this with those who may not be aware!

Mrs. Tucker

Thursday 2nd of January 2014

You're so welcome. It's true that even though SAHMs keep a sharp eye on the kiddos, it can happen in an instant. Better to be safe.

Megan @ All That Glitters

Thursday 2nd of January 2014

Oh my goodness...I guess since I don't have kids I never thought about this! Will definitely be sharing with my parents friends!

Mrs. Tucker

Thursday 2nd of January 2014

I remember once getting anchor straps with a dresser and not knowing what they were for, until my husband educated me. Even then, I was not convinced. Meghan's story convinced me otherwise.

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Monday 30th of December 2013

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Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

Tuesday 12th of February 2013

I had no idea!

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 13th of February 2013

I think most people don't either. I know I didn't.