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Mounting a Flat Screen TV :: It’s A Child Proofing Plan Essential

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You may remember we have discussed hanging flat screen TVs a few times on this site: How to Plan for (the Extras in Remodeling), Tips for Hanging a Flat Screen TV, and  I’ve even had a little fun with it … Justin Bieber stopped by to help me hang mine – The Hardest Part of Do It Yourself is, well. Doing It Yourself.

But a little more seriously, I thought this was a very interesting story line. SANUS (the leading designer and manufacturer of flat panel TV wall mounts) and Safe Kids Worldwide recently launched a TV safety initiative.  Why?

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a 2011 US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report on flat panel TV safety revealed:

For many Americans, a flat panel TV is a great way to enjoy family time and entertainment.  However, most parents are unaware of the safety risks that flat panel TVs pose for kids.  Due to increasing size and new ultra thin designs, today’s flat panel TVs can easily tip over when bumped or pulled, toppling off of furniture and causing injury or even death.

Because of this, SANUS and Safe Kids Worldwide suggest that mounting a flat screen TV should actually become part of any child proofing plan.

– Much of this is highlighted in the SANUS TV safety video below:

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SANUS wall mounts are available in tilting, full motion or fixed styles at Walmart and other leading stores nationwide. (On Amazon, here.)

SANUS TV Vuepoint Mount F180

Pictured above is the Vuepoint Mount F180, which I was able to offer via a giveaway. While I have not installed this TV Mount specifically, I do own and have installed several SANUS TV Mounts. (As detailed in this article: Installing a Shelf to Hold TV Components.)

Repurposed Shelf Brackets from a Chair :: Installing a Shelf to Hold TV Components

I have been very happy with it my tilt mount, even moving it from one house to another. As mentioned above, the company offers a full range of options.

For more Reviews from Building Moxie, please see our Reviews category. For more Remodeling with Kids, here. ~jb

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