What child safety hazards are parents missing? Many parents fail to anchor furniture and large appliances, resulting in infant and toddler injuries — and sometimes even death. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that, between the years 2000 and 2011, falling or toppling furniture claimed the lives of 349 Americans. Eighty-four percent were under age 9, the CPSC adds. Here are some ways to prevent the worst from happening:
Anchor TVs Using Inexpensive Cable Ties
Fasten furniture and televisions to walls using low-cost products. Cable ties, for example, are cheap and will bear the weight of dressers and televisions to reliably secure them onto the wall. A wide variety of manufacturer
Some industry protection products are pretty straight forward. A cable gland protects a cable where it is secured into a piece of equipment. A swivel caster is less straight forward, and actually fits better into the category of a finishing product. Swivel casters are used to mount wheels to forks in things like shopping carts so that they can be turned and navigated.
When you work with lots of different protection and finishing products it can be all too easy to get confused, or mix up which product does what. Every now and then it is a good idea to refresh your memory and brush up on the uses for all of your tools.
1. Protect screws.