Child safety devices fact sheet

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05.Living room

Furniture anchors

Bookcases can be climbed, as can cabinets with drawers pulled out. Anchor them to the wall if possible with a bracket or anchoring cable. Consider removing any unstable furniture such as coat stands or plant stands.



Toppling TVs can be a serious hazard – children have been killed by toppling TVs. Put the TV on low, sturdy, stable furniture designed for the purpose. We also recommend anchoring the TV to the wall.

Power point covers

Plastic plugs are cheap and help keep kids out of power sockets. If you’re building or renovating, consider power points with rotating safety covers.


Furniture corner guards

These protect toddlers' heads from sharp table corners, but if your table has very pronounced corners, consider replacing it completely.



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