Avoid the Tipping Point: Securing Furniture & Appliances

published Jun 24, 2013
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The public service announcement above horrifically illustrates just how easy it can be for furniture to tip over onto a small child. Whether they are trying to climb a dresser or reach for their favorite book on an upper shelf, kids can exert enough pressure to tip over even large pieces of furniture.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

There are a number of very inexpensive anti-tip brackets and straps, all simple to attach onto furniture, televisions, and walls to keep things from tipping over. Here are several well rated and low cost options:

Did you know the average weight of a turkey purchased for Thanksgiving is 16 pounds? With the door wide open and the rack slid out, a large turkey can cause an oven range to tip over. Fortunately, there are inexpensive anti-tip brackets easy to install yourself. Check the oven model number to see if there is a matching bracket to fit your specific range.

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