Two Year Old Miraculously Frees Brother from Tipped Dresser

You may have already seen the unbelievable video of a Utah toddler coming to the rescue of his twin brother who was trapped by a tipped over dresser.  The parents of the toddlers posted the video online to help bring awareness to the potential dangers of unsecured furniture and young children. 

The video demonstrates how quickly an innocent, playful situation can become dangerous. According to the US Consumer Product Safety commissions more than 25,000 children are injured every year by falling furniture or appliances. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission offers the following tips for preventing tragedies:

USE STURDY FURNITURE

Televisions should only be placed on furniture designed to hold a television, such as television stands or media centers.

SECURE YOUR TV

Televisions that are not wall mounted should still be anchored to the wall.

MOUNT FLAT-SCREEN TVS

Mount flat-screen TVs to the wall or to furniture to prevent them from toppling over.

FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to secure TVs and furniture properly.

LOW AND STABLE – CRT TV

CRT televisions should only be placed on furniture designed to hold a television, and should be anchored to the wall or the TV stand.

SECURE TOP-HEAVY FURNITURE

Existing furniture can be anchored with inexpensive anti-tip brackets. New furniture, such as dressers, are sold with anti-tip devices. Install them right away.

REMOVE TEMPTING OBJECTS

Remove items that might tempt kids to climb, such as toys and remote controls, from the top of the TV and furniture.

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