22 Sep FREE ANCHORING SERVICE
Small children tend to climb on furniture, and if the furniture is unsecured the child’s weight can cause it to topple.
A number of tragic deaths have occurred in recent years as the result of furniture toppling onto children, and new data shows there has been an average of one death a year since 2000 involving furniture falling on children under nine years of age in Australia. A new safety warning was issued in April 2016 when a third toddler was crushed to death in the US by a popular flat pack chest of drawers.
You can help prevent death or serious injury to small children from toppling furniture by anchoring furniture to the wall. That is why Northern Beaches Furniture offers a FREE anchoring service on delivery of all chests of drawers.
“We take safety very seriously at Northern Beaches Furniture. All our furniture is expertly designed and made by professional joiners, so you can rest assured you are getting quality workmanship. This means sturdy, stable, well-built furniture, with no small parts, and no sharp corners. And best of all, because all our furniture is delivered by us fully assembled, we also offer a FREE anchoring service on delivery of all chests of drawers. Great quality and safe kids bedroom furniture.”
Product Safety Australia also provides the following Safety tips to consumers:
- Purchase low-set furniture or furniture with sturdy, stable and broad bases.
- Look for furniture that comes with safety information or equipment for anchoring it to the walls.
- Test the furniture for stability: pull out top drawers of a chest of drawers and apply a little pressure to check if it topples; make sure the drawers do not fall out easily.
- Attach, mount, bolt or otherwise secure furniture to walls and floors.
- Do not put heavy items on top shelves of bookcases.
- Place televisions at the back of cabinets or secure them to the wall.
- Discourage small children from climbing on furniture.
- Do not put tempting items such as favourite toys on top of furniture that encourage children to climb up.
- Do not place unstable furniture near where children play.
- Put locking devices on all drawers to prevent children opening them and using them as steps.